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    Weʼve raised £625 to help the PentUp Foundation and Combat Stress

    Bedford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 10th November 2017

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    We have had some coverage on BBC South News today (11.10.17). Please click on the link and watch from about 13m30s

    BBC South News 11.10.17 THE STORY...

    PentUp organises and runs Modern Pentathlon competitions to raise money on behalf of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) charities, for the therapy and treatment of serving and retired British Military personnel who are affected by PTSD.

    RECOVERY THROUGH SPORT...

    Evidence based research has shown that the process of training and preparing for a competitive multi discipline sport, can form an essential part of therapeutic treatment and rehabilitation for sufferers of PTSD. The foundation has been set up specifically to support a Modern Pentathlon event at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 14 October 2017, with a view to it becoming an annual competitive event.

    Dr Simon Thompson, Psychiatrist at Combat Stress; “This adapted modern pentathlon event works in treating PTSD veterans because it utilises the psychological skills gained through intensive trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy and the grounding and mood emotional regulation techniques developed in the clinical treatment programmes.

    This is the first time that a multi discipline sport has been used as a form of recovery.Competitors will be split into eight teams consisting of: veterans, civilians, clinicians, and an experienced team captain who will not compete - they’re on hand purely to provide tactical advice.

    All other team members will pick up points based on their performances, which will be put towards a series of overall team and individual competitions.

    To level the playing field, all competitors will be assessed before the event and placed into a series of ability-based groups.

    What is PTSD?

    Post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD of relieves the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of guilt, anger and isolation. They may also experience sleeping problems such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult. These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact and a person’s day to day life, family relationships, ability to work and interact with others. Left untreated, PTSD destroys people, their lives, their families and their relationships.

    How will this event support Combat Stress?

    PentUp supports the provision of first class clinical treatment through raising money via Pentathlon events. Each year PentUp makes a grant to partner organisations who provide this treatment and in 2017 our chosen partner will be Combat Stress.

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    • Brian Higgins9 months ago
      Brian Higgins

      Brian Higgins

      9 months ago

      Please check out this news article that has been shown today. Fast forward to 13m30s https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b097c3yb/south-today-evening-news-11102017

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    38

    • Julia Higgins

      Julia Higgins

      Oct 21, 2017

      A big thank you to Steph for donating and supporting Brian for completing this challenge it's very kind x

      £10.00

    • Wullie McMahon

      Wullie McMahon

      Oct 21, 2017

      Congratulations Brian...great cause xx

      £10.00

    • Angharad Smith

      Angharad Smith

      Oct 17, 2017

      Congratulations Brian 😃

      £10.00

    • Lynn Ainsworth

      Lynn Ainsworth

      Oct 17, 2017

      Well done Brian, you are an inspiration

      £10.00

    • Lynn Chambers

      Lynn Chambers

      Oct 17, 2017

      Well done Brian. Xx

      £20.00

    • Julia Higgins

      Julia Higgins

      Oct 16, 2017

      Thanks jessie for your donation and for supporting this great cause

      £5.00

    • Julia

      Julia

      Oct 16, 2017

      Big thanks to Julia & Laurie for their very kind donation in supporting this cause that Brian has worked so hard for.

      £10.00

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    Brian Higgins

    Brian Higgins

    Bedford, United Kingdom

    Hello nice people, my name is Brian Higgins and I am a Veteran who has been able to access the facilities that Combat Stress offer which has been life changing for me and my family.

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