Stories

MB’s story

MB’s story

MB had served in the forces during the IRA’s mainland bombing campaign and had witnessed the aftermath of some horrific incidents.  On leaving the service she suffered terrible nightmares, with repeated flashbacks to her time in service. She was unable to sleep,...

PS’s story

PS’s story

PS had a 10 year career in the Navy and then 24 years in the Metropolitan Police where he found himself dealing with the aftermaths of lots of deaths and suicides. A couple of years after leaving the police he had a sudden meltdown. “The ground fell away from under...

CN’s story

CN’s story

CN was only three-and-a-half years into his army career when he was seriously injured in a vehicle accident during a training exercise. It left him with both physical and mental scars that, between them, ended his service career. He suffered PTSD and long-term pain...