Local charity Caring Connections has now launched a specialised service directed to supporting ex-service men and women affected by a range of mental health issues.

The service has been set up in memory of JohnPaul Finnigan who sadly lost his life through suicide in 2018. JohnPaul a brave Liverpool soldier from Huyton had completed a number of tours overseas in war ravaged areas serving proudly with the 2nd Battalion the Rifles. Upon leaving the Army JohnPaul suffered greatly with mental health and trauma issues and even lost close friends through their own PTSD struggles. JohnPaul’s story highlighted the further need for support of our returning veterans and challenges that are faced after being involved in such distressing situations.

Paul Growney CEO of Caring Connections stated ‘We are very proud to launch this service and hopefully it can provide a further support mechanism to those returning home and struggling with civilian life. The story of JohnPaul has really touched our organisation and we honoured to dedicate this service to his name’.

At Caring Connections we have a team of specialists, who understand the deep and often complex needs specific to veterans, are able to provide a 1:1 bespoke service in a safe, confidential environment.  The therapists are trained in a wide-range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), specialising in supporting clients bereaved through suicide. All therapists are registered with the BACP Professional Body.

If you feel we may be able to help you or you know someone that may be suffering please contact us on 0151 289 2761 where we can discuss our service in more detail.

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 This support is free and we accept self-referrals.

Caring Connections offering emotional support and hope.