The John Paul Project

The John Paul Project

The John Paul Project

The John Paul Project is a charitable service which aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of veterans and their families across Merseyside through targeted psychological therapies and support programmes. The project was set up in memory of local veteran John Paul Finnigan who sadly lost his life to suicide after a lengthy battle with PTSD.

The project was delivered in partnership with Sale Sharks Community Services.

The project was delivered from Aug 2018 to March 2020 providing support to hundreds of veterans across the Liverpool City Region.

See project report here:

John Paul Finnigan

"From the very outset I felt very comfortable talking to the counsellor. She showed me great empathy, sincerity and understanding and even after the first couple of sessions I felt my anxiety abating a little and came away with a sense that things could possibly turn out ok after all. This was the first time I’d seen any light or hope in many months."

"Slowly climbing out of a very deep, dark tunnel is how I describe my life but Caring Connections has helped me to find the tools to do it and to see that there is a light at the end."

"The counsellor is a great listener and a skilled practitioner, I know she cares and through her gentle intervention, suggestion, persuasion and encouragement she has helped me immeasurably during a critical and dangerous period in my life. I will always be grateful for her care and support."

"Caring Connections has provided me with instant support and changed my life."

"The counsellor and I had an instant connection and she supported me through one of the most difficult times in my life."

"I have received the best support service through Caring Connections."

"These sessions have been a lifeline for me at such a difficult time in my life. Depression is a truly awful and lonely illness and it's so reassuring to speak to someone who understands and cares. More power to you and your fine organisation."

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