Restore Counselling Centre Opened In Liverpool for Veterans – and £300,000 to help wounded members of the armed forces

David Alton

November 2013 – Cheque presentation of £300,000 for members of wounded armed forces by Restore Counselling charity, with Prof Lord Alton, third from left, and  Frank Doran, in the Roscoe Room of Liverpool John Moores University.

Charities caring for former armed forces members and their families in Merseyside received a massive lottery boost of £300,000.

Mental health support provider The Beacon Counselling Trust, in partnership with major social care provider Local Solutions, received the grant from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

It will go to their Restore programme for ex-service personnel and families and initially fund a free counselling service being offered to ex-service members and their families.

Neil Platt, Beacon clinical programmes director at Beacon, who formerly served in 4 Para Regiment, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to support our ex-service personnel and their families. There are many misconceptions about mental…

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