FDM Awarded Armed Forces Covenant ERS Gold Award
with PTSD Resolution Mental Health Programme
Employers are meeting their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant by working with PTSD Resolution - the charity for forces veterans’ mental health - and going on to win recognition with awards through the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
The FDM Group, a FTSE 250 firm, recruits, trains and deploys ex-forces personnel as well as graduates and those looking to return to work after a career break. FDM has engaged with PTSD Resolution to support the wellbeing of any forces’ veterans who have been affected by military trauma, utilising the charity’s national network of therapists. PTSD Resolution provided critical support to help FDM achieve the ERS Gold Award in 2017.
Over 500 ex-forces personnel have been through the FDM careers programme since its inception in 2014 and more than 200 ex-forces personnel are currently employed by FDM and working on client sites.
Stewart Sharman - Deputy MD (UK) & Head Ex-Forces Programme at FDM Group - says:-
“FDM has developed an excellent working relationship with PTSD Resolution. Their support has enabled 16 of our ex-forces employees to manage their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder successfully, minimising the impact on the individual, their families and their ability to work and progress their careers.
“I would highly recommend PTSD Resolution to any employer who wishes to provide the best possible care to their ex-service personnel. It is instrumental in ensuring the wellbeing of our ex-forces community.”
Organisations that partner with PTSD Resolution recognise the need for effective help for any employees struggling with mental health issues. Through the partnership arrangement organisations have prompt access to skilled therapists, with national coverage, using a tried and tested treatment protocol. All Forces Veterans, Reservists and their families are treated free of charge; other members of staff for a reduced fee.
Support for PTSD Resolution also demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to the ERS. Sponsorship contributions are used to fund the treatment programme. It also provides access to the charity’s professional speakers and workshops on Trauma Awareness Training for Employers (TATE).