Mt Alice Falklands Challenge
Three Mount Alice Enginners are each undertaking the Falklands Challenge in 7 days for Combat Stress
The Falklands Challenge:
Distance - 638.25 Km
575.35Km By Land - The Stationary Bike
62.9Km By Sea - The Rowing Machine
The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, Combat Stress, exists to serve the British Armed Forces. For over 80 years, they have been the only services charity specialising in helping those of all ranks from the Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy suffering from psychological disability as a result of their service.
For the many men and women of our armed forces who have served throughout conflicts such as Brunei, Borneo, Indonesia, Malaya, the Falklands, the Gulf, Northern Ireland, Balkans, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and elsewhere, have suffered from psychological disabilites. Each of these conflicts, without exception, has resulted in psychiatric casualties. And for many who are affected, the problems may take years, perhaps decades to surface.
Combat Stress provide three treatment centres, that provide rehabilitative treatment which aims to help the victim cope with his or her disabilities and to enjoy a better quality of life.
In over 80 years of operation, the Society has provided some 75,000 veterans of the two World Wars and the many conflicts since with a unique lifeline. Currently, the Society takes about 700 veterans onto its books each year, the youngest in their early twenties, the oldest in their nineties. There are people in receipt of help who between them represent service in every campaign which the British Armed services has been engaged from the start of World War 2 to the present day.
Service Related Mental Ill Health.
They look after veterans who come with a wide range of mental health issues. They are not just concerned with the care of those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Below is a list of the most common types of conditions that our clinicians deal with:
· Clinical depression
· Raised anxiety states
· Phobic disorders
· Obsessional Compulsive Disorder
· Bi-polar illness (manic depression)
· Substance abuse (drug and alcohol)
· Psychotic conditions in a non-acute phase
What Combat Stress Provides.
Combat Stress offers short stay remedial treatment at three specialist short-stay Treatment Centres in Shropshire, Surrey and Ayrshire. These provide a range of treatments including psychiatric support and occupational therapy to help veterans rebuild their lives and provide a break for the families of traumatised veterans.
For Combat Stress Website See Links.
Please scroll down to see a table of how the guys are progressing with this challenge. This will be updated at various times as sessions are completed. Daily distances are in black text; cumulative distances are in blue.