Service evaluation of HG Therapy for veterans


PTSD Resolution is a Registered Charity (No. 1133188) that offers human givens therapy (HGT) to UK armed forces’ veterans, reservists and their families to relieve a wide range of mental health problems resulting from military service and help ease reintegration into a normal work and family life.

They are the only service for veterans and their families that can deliver support promptly, locally, briefly and cost-effectively through the HGI-registered therapists, UK-wide. Veterans in prison also receive help.

PTSDR does not insist on a formal diagnosis of PTSD and measures trauma symptoms via a recognised measure, the Impact of Event Scale (IES). This self-reporting measure allows both the individual and their therapist to gauge their progress through therapy.

In 2016, King’s College’s military mental health unit carried out an evaluation of PTSD Resolution’s therapy outcomes and found that they are comparable to those provided by primary care therapy services in England (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, IAPT).

It should be noted, however, that Resolution works with a more distressed client group than the IAPT. And, as well as achieving a comparable recovery rate, its drop-out rate is lower.

Publication details

This research has now been published in Occupational Medicine, the full citation is as follows:

Burdett H and Greenberg N. ‘Service evaluation of a Human Givens Therapy service for veterans’. Occupational Medicine, 23 May 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz045.

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PTSD Resolution is devoted to helping as many veterans, reservists and their family members as possible. It only uses fully-qualified human givens therapists from the HGI’s official professional register.

You can read more about their work and fundraising activities at www.ptsdresolution.org and on their Success Story page.

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