We are delighted to award a £10,000 grant to East Durham Veterans Trust towards its Talking Therapies mental health counselling project.

The Army Benevolent Fund promotes the mental health and wellbeing of the Army family as a priority. Since its foundation in 2020, East Durham Veterans Trust has provided mental health counselling services to over 670 veterans and family members in County Durham and North-East England, including 220 beneficiaries in 2023 alone.

Our grant will fund the charity’s specialist counsellors who provide various services to veterans with a range of needs, including mental health assessments, integrated one-to-one counselling and addiction support.

Andrew Cammiss, Chief Executive Officer, East Durham Veterans Trust, said:

“Over 90% of veterans who use East Durham Veterans Trust services are British Army soldiers. We are delighted and honoured to have been awarded this grant, which will allow us to continue supporting veterans’ mental health.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, Army Benevolent Fund, added:

“Our charity is committed to helping former soldiers and their families across our local communities in a way that makes them feel part of our wider Army family. It is important that charities like East Durham Veterans Trust exist so that beneficiaries can receive the support they need, which may not be available elsewhere.”

Read about East Durham Veterans Trust here.

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