The Security Institute helps to raise over £28,000 for Chairman’s Charity PTSD Resolution

The Security Institute has been instrumental in raising significant funds for the PTSD Resolution charity

The Security Institute has been instrumental in raising significant funds for the PTSD Resolution charity

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.”

Emma Shaw CSyP

Emma Shaw CSyP

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.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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