David Joined the Army in 1986 and served for five years. He was deployed in Germany, and latterly in the UK as an army Physical Training Instructor . He now works as a CBT Therapist at TalkingSpace Plus.
“It can be very helpful to speak to another veteran who knows about army life and the situations in which they have been, within the army and the transition to civilian life, and the challenges both can present.”
Verity’s brother joined the Royal Marines when he was 16 and served in Afghanistan twice, as well as being deployed to other areas in the world. He has now served in the Marines for 20 years. She works as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in TalkingSpace Plus.
“I understand the impact of having a loved one going on tour for long periods of time, as well as helping to support them when they return. It can be helpful talking to someone who understands the anxieties that come from these situations, and the difficulties family members can face when a loved one is deployed.”