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Unit 2A Sandford Industrial Park,Sandford
Whitchurch,Shropshire
SY13 2AN

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15 May 2017
A Personal Appeal from Founder, Bob Paxman

#JumpOut

When was the last time you jumped out of your skin?

A crashing plate? Bumping into someone?  Did a car horn catch you off guard or did someone just take you by surprise? We’ve all experienced it at some point, along with the adrenaline rush and increased heart-rate that goes with it.

But the reality is that while the majority of us will get over something like this within moments, some shocks are much harder to get over.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complicated stress-related anxiety condition which is caused by past experiences of events that are particularly distressing, frightening or stressful. 

First documented after the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC, the condition has had many names over the years – most famously as “shell shock” in the First World War and since then, cases of PTSD have been on the rise, recently being described as an epidemic. 

Talking2Minds is a charity dedicated to helping those with PTSD and other severe stress-related conditions and, despite already helping more than 700 people overcome the condition, it still has over 600 sufferers on the waiting list, desperate for help.

And so, to help them to get the help they need, we’ve launched our #JumpOut challenge

Based around the idea of a “shock”, we’re calling on our supporters and members of the public to get involved on social media by videoing themselves giving a friend, family member, or colleague a quick shock by “jumping-out” at them, before pledging a donation and tagging a friend to do the same.

Whether it’s from behind a door, out of a box, or crouched next to a bush, we want you to join in the campaign by videoing yourself jumping out and giving someone a surprise before sharing it online and making a donation to the cause.

PTSD is a hidden illness that most often surfaces years after the traumatic event that caused it and can destroy the lives of those suffering from it. Our aim is to increase awareness of this condition, and to raise £1million to fund the treatment of those that are currently having to battle the condition on their own.

So why not help us achieve this and have some fun by joining in our #JumpOut, and give someone a quick scare before they scare you. 

Join in online using #JumpOut.

Bob says "I suffered PTSD after many years working in hostile environments while serving in the SAS and foreign war torn countries. After trying all the traditional medical treatments that the NHS has to offer I became increasingly desperate to get some kind of quality of life.

What I have discovered is that for many of us experiencing PTSD is that the drugs don't work and Paradigm Therapy™ offers relief from the symptoms of PTSD by working at the clients own pace to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives".

PTSD and severe stress related conditions are complex and can show itself at any time, often years after serving in the armed forces. If we look at the falklands war it is known that 255 died during the conflict but over 300 have taken their own life since the war ended, many displaying the symptoms of PTSD.

If you look at the number of British Forces serving in Afghanisatan and Iraq over the last 10 years then there is a real problem emerging and Talking2Minds wants to help as many sufferers as possible to combat the symptoms of PTSD and severe stress related conditions before they become desperate enough to take their own lives.
 
Since launching Talking2Minds we have transformed the lives of nearly 500 vsufferers and as many family members that have suffered by Proxy with a 97% success rate and the charity offers places on the Paradigm Change Programme™ Free of Charge to all those distressed by the symptoms of PTSD and severe stress related conditions.

Why we use Paradigm Therapy™

Paradigm Therapy™ is non invasive and drug free.

Paradigm Therapy™ works with the client at their own speed to enable them to pick up the pieces of their lives and heal the mental scars.

Talking2Minds Paradigm Change Programme™ uses a holistic approach and works with the client on an individual basis to get to the real cause of the problem without revisiting the trauma as some traditional medial approaches do. 

Talking2Minds survives wholly on the commitment of volunteers.

The money we raise doesn't pay go to pay huge salaries or build rehabilitation centres, it goes to run more courses and help the clients.

Every time I appear in the media, the phone rings with victims crying out for help and we need to respond. PTSD kills people, the incidence of service personnel leaving the armed forces and committing suicide is on the increase. It can turn celebrated soldiers into street drunks, wreck families, destroy careers and lead to long term mental health issues...."

Talking2Minds know how to help people, want to help people and your support will help us do just that.

Every penny, every run you take part in, every collection box really does make a difference.

Thank you to all those that have helped us to be where we are today.

Why give to us?

Simply the more money we raise the more clients that we can help and the more practitioners we can train to deliver the 4 day Paradigm Change Programme™ Free of Charge.

Talking2minds want to offer help lines to offer a speedy response to clients in need.

Talking2Minds wants to be able to offer Paradigm Change Programmes™ throughout the UK and to do that we need to raise money to cover equipment, travel and venue costs.

Please help us help others.

Please read just a few testimonials by clicking here. With Talking2Minds, every penny, every run, every collection box really does count. Thank you.

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