Cambridgeshire charity to help emergency workers suffering from PTSD

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 October 2017

Simon Lee co founder of PTSD999 charity seen here at the Gonville Hotel, Gonville Pl, Cambridge with Acting Manager Anna Russell where a talk is being held with Andy McNab. Picture: Keith Heppell

Simon Lee co founder of PTSD999 charity seen here at the Gonville Hotel, Gonville Pl, Cambridge with Acting Manager Anna Russell where a talk is being held with Andy McNab. Picture: Keith Heppell

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Two former soldiers say not enough being done for emergency workers with PTSD

Two former soldiers have set up a new charity to help emergency service workers get the help they need.

Gary Hayes and Simon Lee have started the charity PTSD999 and they also plan to set up a not-for-profit company that will employ former emergency workers who have left their jobs because of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both men suffer from PTSD and now want emergency workers to benefit from the same support as the military.

Mr Lee said: “Gary lost his job to PTSD after the 7/7 bombings. It was abundantly clear that there was a complete lack of care within the emergency services with regards to PTSD suffered by members of the 999 services.”

PTSD999 are hosting an event at the Gonville Hotel on October 25 at 7.30pm with author and former SAS soldier Andy McNab as the main guest.

He will also talk for the first time about his own struggle with PTSD as well as his involvement with the charity he now supports, PTSD999.

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