THE AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT has been designed to recognise the trauma, struggles and hardships which injured veterans go through on their return to civilian life, in many cases after years of serving their country overseas in areas of conflict.
Trauma takes many forms. Clearly, whilst on the battlefield, many of the armed forces face the possibility of serious physical injuries due to Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) which are designed to do as much damage as possible to the fragile human frame. These injuries can be devastating and it can take a long time to come to terms with the loss of limbs or extensive scarring, particularly in the Instagram world of today.
But trauma can manifest in other ways. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for instance…or PTSD as it is more commonly known. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt and these emotions impact deeply on the veteran’s everyday life.
Here at Back on Track we assess all potential Beneficiaries to see how best to help them, it might be surgical intervention or a series of face-to-face sessions with qualified psychotherapists and over time it is wonderful to see how many of the Veterans begin to recover and blossom…and to get their lives back on track.
SOME VETERANS HAVE A TOUGHER TIME THAN OTHERS AND IT IS THESE STORIES WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT, so if you know of an injured veteran please complete the form below to nominate them as a possible recipient for the 2020 Award. Tell us their story so that we can see how we can help.
In July 2020 we will devise a shortlist of 5 Nominees which the general public will be able to vote for.
All 5 Nominees, and a partner, will be invited to join us at next year’s Dancing with Heroes Ball where the winner will be announced and presented with a cheque for £1000 on stage.
Do you know an injured veteran? COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM BELOW