A Greenock-based business owner has been made a patron of the UK’s leading veterans’ mental health charity, Combat Stress.
Puneet Gupta, co-founder of PG Paper, was given the honorary title by the charity after many years championing mental health causes.
Combat Stress was founded over a hundred years ago to help former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Today the charity provides a range of online, community, outpatient and residential specialist services to veterans living with complex mental health issues.
The patronage comes hot on the heels of a partnership between PG Paper and local mental health charity MindMosaic, which was implemented by Puneet, and saw staff complete Mental Health Champion Training. All colleagues also have access to confidential and dedicated counselling and support as part of the initiative.
Puneet said: “I’m extremely proud to have been made a Benefactor of Combat Stress as they do such important work with former servicepeople. This cause is very close to my heart, and I look forward to continuing my support of the charity through further fundraising efforts and by driving awareness of the incredible work they do.”
Kate Alexander, Head of Major Gifts, at Combat Stress, said: ““The support we receive through donations is absolutely essential, allowing us to provide our expert, specialist treatment to veterans with complex mental health issues. The generosity of Mr Gupta and his fellow benefactors makes a tangible difference to the lives of veterans – and to their families – by helping them to tackle their past and take on the future.
“Our mission is to provide support and treatment to veterans to help them tackle the past and take on the future, and without donations from our supporters, this simply would not be possible.”
To find out more about Combat Stress, go to www.combatstress.org.uk.