Khalm Veterans PTSD Support Group
Inspired by Mark Wheeler, and his research Phd focusing on Military Veterans and the potential benefit of group outdoor activities we have formed a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Support Group named KHALM Veterans. We believe that by aligning as one organisation will strengthen our approach to support Mark with his studies.
We will be focusing on three areas and designing training activities that will be suited for people dealing with PTSD.
> Carp Angling | Day & Week Courses | France Lake Breaks
> Cyber | Intelligence | Security Course
> Dog Handling Courses
We have a number of ways where we think we will add great value to support our guys and girls dealing with PTSD. A few have already been achieved, this is a journey but we are confident that we will achieve our aims.
Form the Group - KHALM Veterans Achieved
Identify a Carp Fishery - Achieved
Academy Build - Working Towards
Carp Lake Build - Working Towards
Course Design - Achieved
Documentary Support - Achieved
Register the Charity - KHALM Veterans Working Towards
Design Website - DOMAIN in design phase
Over the coming weeks we will be raising awareness about PTSD under the direction of Mark, we hope to gain support from UK businesses and military supporting organisations to help us on this journey.
Born in London and now residing in Colchester in Essex I am a family man with a vast array of experience in helping others who are experiencing the difficulties of not only Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) but also many other forms of mental distress. On attaining a first class pass in a BA Hons in counselling studies degree I have continued to train and achieve at academic level. I have now passed an MSc in Psychology at the University of Essex and I am currently working part time on my research PhD, with the focus being PTSD in military veterans and the potential benefit of group outdoor activities. The rest of the time I work as a High Intensity Psychological Therapist within the local NHS mental health provision. Whilst staying true to my core beliefs of working from a person centred base I have increased my awareness and abilities within other areas of therapeutic interactions.I am a fully accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Europe practitioner whilst also being an accredited couple therapy for depression IAPT practitioner. I am also currently studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the University of East Anglia.
It is thanks to Mark Wheeler that our partners, friends and I have become involved with PTSD support. I initially networked in France with my Brother Mark Stockton, MD of Aquaculture Equip Ltd, to see if any fisheries would support the Phd study that Mark Wheeler has been doing over the last 6 years. From there we have embraced this and we have some fantastic projects scheduled for next year, one being a BBC documentary to showcase Marks fantastic work. Being a Veteran and keen Carp Angler it was an easy choice for me to support such a great project.
Now, this guy is amazing! Pete has offered his support in designing Cyber, Intelligence and Integrated Security courses fit for individuals dealing with PTSD. He is only in second gear at the moment and he has already sponsored Lee Carter, Former Military and UK Heavyweight boxer to support him prior to his next TV fight. Lee has just named HRM and Komankra as his official Agents and Promoters. Working behind the scenes with his influential contacts and networks Pete is the backbone in driving this project forward to the next level. When this man is on a mission, then there is no stopping him which is becoming infectious amongst the group.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Mr John Cooper (QC) who is a renowned UK barrister and animal conservationist has kindly offered his support to our PTSD projects. John Gordon Cooper QC is a British barrister specialising in human rights and criminal law. He is also a broadcaster and politician. He is a member of the Bar of England and Wales, where he practices with 25 Bedford Row, and the Australian Bar. He has been chairman of the League Against Cruel Sports since 1996, and he was appointed honorary professor of law at Cardiff University in 2011. On behalf of Komankra and our partners we thank John for his kind support and now look forward to making a difference.
Collin is a Veteran and now runs his own successful business that provides specialist dog services and training courses. Collin has kindly offered his support in our PTSD projects, we are confident that his knowledge and quality training courses will add value to our group and Veterans.
Mark Stockton, MD of Aquaculture Equipment Ltd has kindly offered his help in any work that we do in support of PTSD. Mark has supplied many fisheries with expert advice on fishery management, equipment support and he is also a keen Carp Angler. Mark will be the lead on lake design and build.
PTSD Support Group
Mark Wheeler - PTSD Essex
John Cooper - QC
Pete Allsopp - Hostile Risk Management Ltd
Louise Malpass - Hostile Risk Management Ltd
Neil Shipman - Quarry Bank Carp Pool France
Gary - Stockton - Komankra Ltd
Charles Dawson - Amoah - Komankra Ltd
Douglas Thornton - Komankra Ltd
Mark Stockton - Aquaculture Equip Ltd
Collin Singer - Wagtail UK Ltd
Dylan Tracey - Cadet Training Essex
Bernard Gyebi - Linked Group Ltd
Neil, owner of Quarry Bank Carp Pool has kindly offered his support for our guys and girls dealing with PTSD and will allow access to his fishing complex on an availability basis. Quarry Bank Carp Pool is one of the most idyllic and stunning lakes that we have seen. Neil has put allot of hours into his lake to make sure that is ready for his grand opening in March 2018, with a new arrival of healthy stock, excellent facilities and set in the most beautiful landscape it is the ideal place.
Neil is working behind the scenes to be ready to open as a commercial fishery in March 2018, bookings being taken now for next year at:
Dylan Tracey, a Veteran and keen Carp Angler has kindly offered his support to pass on his knowledge to new anglers so they are able to apply their theory to practical sessions. He has produced some big catches over the years and his support is greatly appreciated.
Week Courses | Competitions | Tuition |
We are in the process of designing suitable courses that match individual needs. Courses will be published when finalised.
Members of The Security Institute and leaders in their profession, offering world class services.
The courses are designed, structured and delivered by security professionals who can also relate to PTSD.
"The training packages are delivered by former teeth-arm Soldiers, Counter Terrorism Police and Special Forces Operatives with vast operational "ground truth" experience across the world`s most dangerous environments"
> Level 2 Cyber Awareness
> Level 2 Intelligence Awareness Cyber Security 5 day
> Level 3 Intelligence Analyst
> Level 4 Intelligence Management Intelligence concepts 5 day
> Level 4 Executive Close Protection 10 days
> Level 3 Executive Close Protection 10 days
> Drone & UAV Training & Delivery
> OSINT Basic 3 day
> OSINT Advanced 5 day
> Surveillance Basic 5 day
> Surveillance Advanced 10 day
> Spatial Awareness 3 day
The courses are delivered by some of the best operators world wide. We will always match a course to individual dependant on their PTSD status under the direction of Mark Wheeler and Pete Allsopp.
> Classroom and practical interaction
> Delivered in a familiar teaching manner
> Create a sense of belonging to a professional network
> Enhance employability and skills
> Learning environment set in a peaceful and tranquil setting
> Common talk and familiar social environment
> Improve confidence levels
> Create a professional profile and CV and links to a reliable network
We are proud to be Sponsoring Lee Carter, a respected professional heavy weight boxer and Military Veteran, ranked high within the UK heavyweight boxers. His support for veterans is outstanding! Lee has offered his support to our PTSD work as we develop and move forward.
Lee is a Former Grenadier Guard and has served his country on numerous operational tours. Lee has had a life similar to what you read in books but still continues to give back to those in need, please read more....