About Combat Stress
We are Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The work we do is life-changing and often life-saving. No one else does what we do.
Our unique services
We offer a range of treatment services in the community, at our specialist centres, on the phone and online, and we develop a personalised programme for each veteran's individual needs. Combat Stress provides the UK's only residential treatment for veterans with trauma-related mental health problems. Highly trained staff have specialist knowledge of veteran trauma. Our unique combination of psychological and psychiatric treatment, and occupational therapy benefits the most unwell veterans.
Our treatment is evidence based: our research study work with the King’s Centre for Military Health Research evaluates and demonstrates the effectiveness of our services. Nationwide, we have a unique peer support service, which is led by veterans for veterans.
Demand from veterans is growing
Since 1919 we have provided support to veterans from every Service and every conflict. We also support reservists and those from the Merchant Navy. On average, after leaving Service, it takes a veteran 13 years to ask for our help. Demand for our services has nearly doubled in the past ten years.
Your donations help our veterans
We're dependent on donations for 90% of our income. For every £1 donated to Combat Stress, 81p is spent on vital treatment, care and support. Your donation will empower veterans, rebuild families and save lives.
Our vision is for all former servicemen and women with mental health problems to live full and meaningful lives.
Our mission is to provide support and treatment to veterans with mental health problems to help them tackle the past and take on the future.
Together: We are united in purpose, collaborative in action.
Focused: We're clear about what we will and won't do to deliver the best outcomes.
Bold: We'll do and say what we must to achieve our organisation's vision.
Personal: We respect diversity and appreciate everyone's individual needs and talents.
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Though he has played in over 500 professional tournaments around the world, Director of Golf Peter Baker maintains that he still gets a thrill about standing on the first tee at South Staffordshire Golf Club. He says “The opening hole is a perfect starting point, with a slight dogleg left, trees also on the left, out of bounds down the right. It’s an intimidating opening drive and puts the golfer on their mettle.” Peter also picks out two other holes of note - the 457 yard ninth and the 353 yard seventeenth. “It takes two good strikes to clear the bunkers at the front of the ninth while an accurate drive at the seventeenth is a must, where trees on the left and out of bounds on the right are waiting to destroy a good card.”
European Tour Player
Represented Europe in the 1993 Ryder Cup