BRAVEHOUND UPDATE

/ 31 January 2019

On last week’s show, Eamonn and Ruth spoke to Fiona MacDonald, who set up the charity Bravehound, which helps veterans who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by providing them with a support dog. As owning a dog can improve companionship, promote exercise and encourage good food routines, they can be the perfect way to help ex-soldiers transition into civilian life.

Bravehound’s committed team go to great lengths to match veterans with suitable dogs. They are supported, every step of the way and the charity provides continuing help throughout the dog’s lifetime. As well as training and supporting the veterans from before they get the dog, Bravehound also helps them with pet insurance, feeding and equipment throughout the dog’s life.

If you’d like to support the charity, you can donate to Bravehound here: https://www.bravehound.co.uk/donation/

If you would like to find out more information about all the good work that Bravehound does, please visit:  https://www.bravehound.co.uk/about/

If you’d like to find out about the work that Mind does for PTSD, visit www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

If you’d like to find out more about PTSD UK, visit  www.ptsduk.org

If you’d like to find out more about PTSD Resolutions, visit http://www.ptsdresolution.org

If you’d like to find out more about Combat Stress, visit www.combatstress.org.uk

If you’d like to find out more about Stand Easy, visit www.standeasy.org.uk