Who we support
The people who make up our Emergency Services and Armed Forces allow us to live our lives without worry. Everyday tens of thousands of people protect us, care for us and support us. We don’t even think about them unless something happens, someone falls ill or has an accident, to name just a few.
Everyone in this line of work deals with traumatic situations day in, day out. Some cope, others don’t. Many suffer the most stress on their return to civilian life.
The charity FirstLight Trust provides a different kind of support network for them. They supported us, we should support them.
A rocky return to ‘normal life’
We realised that on leaving the services, many found it difficult to readjust to so-called ‘normal life’. A lot of the time they would not accept help for fear of seeming weak. Some felt what they had witnessed would be better off held internally. Unfortunately such coping mechanisms can lead to self destruction.