Veterans With Dogs

Helping LEAD Independent Lives

Assistance dogs for Veterans and serving personnel of the British Armed Forces with mental health difficulties

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161554)

Campaign target

£25,000

Time left

55 days

Donations

0

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Armed Forces/Emergency ServicesArmed Forces/Emergency Services
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

VETERANS WITH DOGS was founded for the purpose of training fully accredited assistance dogs to help mitigate the symptoms of mental health difficulties for our Veterans and active-duty service members. We produce exceptional assistance dog partnerships for mental health through our comprehensive training programme PALS. Veterans who qualify through our programme have partnerships that they can depend on to help them recognise earlier the increasing symptoms of their difficulties.

Solution

Assistance dogs are dogs that are specifically trained to aid or assist an individual suffering with a particular disability. It is commonly recognised and accepted, a Veteran suffering from a condition like PTSD often becomes extremely isolated – and their life can be dominated by conditions such as anxiety and depression. Introducing a specially trained assistance dog into the life of a Veteran who is suffering from PTSD has been shown to have hugely beneficial outcomes.