9th October 2023

Mountpark, together with contributions provided by its business partners, has donated £100,000 to Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.

Recognising that many former armed forces personnel work in the property and construction industry, Mountpark has been supporting Combat Stress since 2021.  Combat Stress’ unique specialist treatment can transform lives, helping veterans with complex mental health problems to tackle the past and take on the future.

Philip O’Callaghan and Alice Salt of Mountpark visited Combat Stress’ South of England treatment hub in Surrey, earlier this month to present the donation, raised through Mountpark sponsored fundraising events held over the past two years, and see the charity at work:

“Visiting Combat Stress’ highly specialised treatment hub gave us insight into the incredible work the charity does to support over 14,000 veterans every year,” commented Phillip O’Callaghan, MD of Mountpark UK & Ireland.  “The tour allowed us to see what former servicemen and women experience during their stays and how mindful activities such as yoga, art and gardening are used alongside clinical sessions to treat complex mental health problems.

“With so many ex-service personnel working in property, it is vital that they have access to mental health support through both the industry and independent charities like Combat Stress.  Our visit reinforced how important donations are to keeping Combat Stress operational and the entire Mountpark team is committed to continuing our fundraising efforts.”

Jeff Harrison, CEO of Combat Stress added: “It was great to be able to talk to Phillip and Alice of Mountpark when they visited our Treatment Hub at Tyrwhitt House in Surrey.  Mountpark has been a wonderful supporter of ours over the years and I was really honoured to accept the donation on behalf of Combat Stress. This donation helps us to continue our work, treating UK veterans who have complex mental health issues arising from military related trauma.”

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