Engage Technical Solutions are Partnering with Combat Stress for 20/21
COMBAT STRESS IS THE UK’S LEADING CHARITY FOR VETERANS’ MENTAL HEALTH
Engage is delighted to announce that Combat Stress is our chosen partner charity for 2020/21.
For over a century Combat Stress have been helping former servicemen and women deal with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today Combat Stress provides specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict to give them hope and a future.
Combat stress contributes invaluable research to the veteran mental health field as well as providing support and treatment to veterans with mental health problems. Combat Stress serves a community close to the heart of Engage, where 76% of associates are veterans.
- 15,000+ calls were handled by Combat Stress’ Helpline
- 3,121 veterans were directly helped in the last year
- 81p from every £1 raised is spent on veterans treatment and support.
Mental health is incredibly important at Engage. There are free weekly yoga sessions available to employees, as well as an employee support line being rolled out in April with the new health scheme. Engage is also working with Mental Health at work charity to ensure that it has supportive and robust practices to support all its Employees in the future.
WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN FOR ME?
Engage already has a team who are due to attempt the Three Peaks Challenge in August 2020, and the funds raised will be directed to Combat Stress.
There will also be the opportunity to all the Engage Team to do some volunteer days with Combat Stress.
If you want to get involved with this amazing cause – get in touch with the office.
IF YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR MENTAL HEALTH:
There are several organisations you can call or support.
Combat Stress helpline: 0800 138 1619
Samaritans Call: 116 123
Mind info line (for signposting) call: 0300 123 339, Text: 86463
Further helplines recommended by the NHS are available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/