The Security Institute is delighted to announce that it helped raise the amount of £28,795.79 for its Chairman’s Charity PTSD Resolution during 2014. The organisation raised £14,177.53 at various Institute events last year. In addition to this amount, The Security Institute also jointly raised £14,618.26 at the inaugural Joint Security Associations Annual Fundraising Event which took place on 30 September.
Every year, The Security Institute’s present chairman chooses a charity partner to work with throughout the year. PTSD Resolution is a charity that offers a unique counselling service for members of the UK’s Armed Forces, The Territorial Army and Regular Reserves (including their dependants) in a bid to help relieve any mental health problems resulting from military service and the traumas this can realise.
PTSD’s Resolution Outreach Programme boasts over 200 counsellors trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy and provides a valuable contact point for anyone requiring counselling which is complimentary to the work of the other Armed Forces charities.
Emma Shaw CSyP, chairman of The Security Institute, commented: “Post-traumatic stress disorder is something that can wreck lives and destroy families yet the treatment is relatively simple once symptoms are diagnosed. With each course of treatment costing around £550 per sufferer, we’ve ensured that 52 more lives will be put back together and that 52 ex-servicemen or women can then get on with their lives having full peace of mind.”
Patrick Rea, a trustee of PTSD Resolution, echoed Shaw’s sentiments.
“PTSD is often hidden from view but has serious implications,” insisted Rea, “with high suicide and offender rates among veterans. We rely on the support of members of the public to help us fund treatment for those men and women who are affected. The support of The Security Institute in making us the organisation’s dedicated charity is most welcome.”
The Security Institute is a not for profit organisation established in 1999 for the benefit of individuals working in the security business sector. This excellent organisation actively promotes the art and science of security management and works all the while to drive standards, educate and spread Best Practice across the security sector – a sector responsible for the safety of much of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure.
The Institute is also responsible for managing and operating the Register of Chartered Security Professionals on behalf of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. In conjunction with the Registration Authority, it sets standards, provides quality control, appointment and management of licensees and admitted registrants.
The Register of Chartered Security Professionals was launched on 7 June 2011. Established under Royal Charter by The Worshipful Company, the Register itself endorses the main aim of The Worshipful Company which is “to promote, support and encourage standards of excellence, integrity and honourable practice in conducting the profession of security practitioners and to aid societies and other organisations connected to such a profession.”