Nigel Seaman is a patron of Ipswich YM RUFC where he was a player and a coach. After 12 years Army service and being medically retired from his subsequent career as a prison officer, he began suffering from depression, anxiety and flashbacks from an incident during his time on operations with 1 Royal Anglian Regiment.
A referral to Combat Stress provided support and intervention and he was formally diagnosed as suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). With their help, Nigel completed a 6-week trauma related course to assist his ongoing recovery from this terrible mental health condition, and he is now starting to feel more and more like his old self.
Combat Stress also referred him to Help For Heroes for some ongoing support in the community. Since then, both organisations have been the backbone for Nigel’s recovery and the inspiration for him founding Combat2Coffee.co.uk. This provides outreach, training courses & purposeful rehabilitation to recovering veterans and their families to give back to the support network that Nigel says, “saved his life”.