退伍軍人在布里斯托爾分配區重建心理健康

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退伍軍人在布里斯托爾分配區重建心理健康

退伍軍人對國家醫療服務系統的一個項目表示讚揚,該項目允許他們在一塊土地上工作,以幫助他們重建心理健康。

作為該項目的一部分,布里斯林頓的一塊雜草叢生的土地已被改造成一個盛產沙拉、蔬菜和野生動物的地方。

格洛弗先生需要往返65英里來參加這個小組,每周有一個午餐時間在塔爾博特路配給區會面,進行交談和相互支持。

他說,從那時起,他花了很多時間 "從創傷中走出來,從創傷中跑出來和/或把自己孤立起來"。

"當你不能再這樣做的時候,最後你別無選擇,只能坐在家裡,練習千里眼,要么喝酒,要麼抽煙,把自己變成一個坑,而我現在沒有做任何事情。"

"只是有時談論你的煩惱比其他任何事情都好,"本-里德補充說,他為該項目提供同伴支持。

里德先生說,許多退伍軍人的 "問題 "是他們通過 "一天24小時 "呆在家裡而孤立自己。

他補充說,該項目為他們提供了 "與其他退伍軍人一起在空氣中交談 "的機會。

擁有30年經驗的職業治療師喬安妮-勞森(Joanne Lawson)負責分配會議,她說他們的重點是如何讓退伍軍人的 "每一天 "變得更輕鬆。

"人們會來或者我去看家裡的人,他們非常自我封閉。他們非常孤僻,"她解釋說。

勞森女士說,除了他們自己,老兵們往往無法考慮其他人。

"而當他們通過,提高(他們的)勇氣並開始獲得他們需要的支持時,我們開始在社區建立聯繫,他們的生活就會改變。"


Veterans have praised an NHS project allowing them to work in an allotment to help rebuild their mental health.

As part of the project, an overgrown plot in Brislington has been transformed into a site flourishing with salad, vegetables and wildlife.

Mr Glover takes a 65-mile round trip to attend the group that meets one lunchtime per week at Talbot Road Allotments to talk and support each other.

He said since then he had spent time "walking away from trauma, running away from trauma and/or isolating myself".

"When you can't do that any more, it ends up that you've got no choice but to sit at home, practise the thousand-yard stare and either drink or smoke yourself into a pit, and I'm not doing any of that now."

"Just sometimes talking about your troubles is better than anything else," added Ben Reed, who offers peer support for the project.

Mr Reed said the "problem" with many veterans was they isolated themselves by staying at home "24 hours-a-day".

The project gives them the opportunity to "get out in the air with other veterans to talk", he added.

Joanne Lawson, an occupational therapist of 30 years, runs the allotment sessions and said their focus was how to make veterans' "every day" easier.

"People will come or I will go and see people at home and they're very self contained. They're very insular," she explained.

Ms Lawson said often the veterans were unable to think about anybody else, apart from themselves.

"And when they come through, up (their) courage and start getting the support that they need, we start making links in the community and their lives are transformed."

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