ABOUT INVISIBLE WOUNDS
We provide support for life’s battles.
Invisible Wounds Support Centres Ltd is a not for profit company registered in 2016.
We are fully committed to serving those who have served us so well in the past.
Most veterans transition from Military Life to Civilian Life successfully, but research has shown that significant numbers require additional transitional support.
Homelessness, unemployment and health issues are often the main areas where support is required.
Meeting the housing needs of veterans is inextricably linked with the treatment of underlying causes such as tackling financial insecurity, alcohol and drug dependence and access to mental health care.
Ex-servicemen and women can face real difficulty when resettling in local communities after leaving the Armed Forces because of the lack of affordable rented accommodation across the UK.
Many have no local connection and lack the necessary “points” to climb the housing ladder for accommodation provided by Local Authorities and Housing Associations.
In addition, waiting lists for social housing are lengthy and privately rented affordable accommodation is often short-term and cost prohibitive.
In some cases, these pressures can lead to family break up and homelessness with ex-service charities needing to intervene.
PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN THE BATTLE FOR BETTER WELL-BEING
Invisible Wounds works closely with our mental health support partners.
Together, we’re able to provide timely and effective treatment for individuals suffering from a variety of conditions.
Drawing on a wide range of mental health expertise enables us to provide the support needed to help clients through their current difficulties and inspire them to achieve their full potential.
OUR APPROACH TO MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Successfully helping individuals to change, develop and grow requires a therapeutic environment where participants feel fully supported and able to trust in their recovery journey.
Our programmes are designed to provide precisely the supportive environment needed to achieve change. And the number of programme participants who successfully complete their treatment demonstrates the efficacy of the ‘therapeutic community model’.
Whether it’s combatting excessive anxiety and stress or tackling from low mood and depression, we are able to employ its wide range of mental health experience and resources to support clients in their personal battle for better mental well-being.
PROVIDING ARMED FORCES SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO’VE PROUDLY SERVED OUR COUNTRY
Invisible Wounds supports ex-servicemen and women across all age groups suffering from the harmful effects of unseen psychological wounds and trauma.
These wounds can have a huge impact on their mental well-being, manifesting in any number of ways including:
- Nightmares / flashbacks / insomnia
- Panic attacks / anxiety / depression
- Mood swings, anger or aggressive behaviour
- Misuse of alcohol or drugs
- Gambling addiction
- Seeking out high-risk or dangerous pursuits
- Interpersonal problems
- Suicidal feelings
- Self-harm and self-destructive tendencies
For some, managing these symptoms and the transition to civilian life will be a lifelong battle.
But we believe that it’s one battle they shouldn’t have to fight alone.
That’s why we aim to provide the practical, qualified and therapeutic support needed to put those who have bravely served our country in the past on course for a brighter future.
OUR APPROACH TO ARMED FORCES SUPPORT
We seek to inspire and enable those ex-servicemen and women who have made so many sacrifices on our behalf.
By always putting them at the centre of our approach, we foster a strong, supportive culture of respect and integrity.
And because no two clients’ needs are ever identical, we work with selected specialist partners in order to tailor and deliver effective treatment to each of them.
It’s by drawing on this wide range of available resources that we’re able help individuals through life’s difficulties and onto achieving their full potential.