Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a psychological injury that can result from prolonged exposure to social or interpersonal trauma, disempowerment, captivity or entrapment with the lack or loss of a viable escape route for the individual.

It is a condition that results from chronic or long term exposure to emotional trauma over which an individual has no control and from which there is little or no hope of escape.

Veterans can experience C-PTSD and may experience symptoms of:

  • Feeling isolated
  • Avoiding people and places
  • Feeling suicidal and self harming
  • Nightmares/flashbacks/insomnia
  • Anger or aggressive behaviour
  • Feeling distrustful and suspicious
  • Misuse of alchohol/drugs/gambling
  • Work-related/relationship problems
  • Experiencing panic attacks
  • Anxiety/depression/mood swings
Victor Boumonte

There are always two sides to combat PTSD.

However, we support each other in a far better way than any establishment could do. We at FVS have an automatic link, an understanding and friendship like no other brotherhood.

I am looking forward to our support group numbers growing and I am honoured to be part of your journey.

Regards Vic.

Victor BoumonteFVS Chair and Founding Member

How can we help you?

We meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 until 13:00.

Anyone is welcome to come along and feel free to join other members who are perhaps struggling to cope just like you.

Our supportivre coffee mornings provide a safe, relaxed and confidential environment for veterans to meet and provide mutual support in the knowledge the “We can support each other far better than other organisations”.

Everyone’s experience is unique and has value.

We can offer confidential advice and support to you. There is no cost to you and you may also find that you are able to help others who have similar experience to yourself.

Meeting Venue

The Salvation Army
Lancaster Gardens