The Invictus Games get underway this weekend in Florida, with March on Stress Director Professor Neil Greenberg attending to present at the Invictus mental health symposium as part of the event.
The symposium will see former US President George W Bush, Prince Harry, and Invictus Games competitors discuss the impact of the ‘invisible wounds’ experienced by military and veteran personnel and the role of sport and active lifestyle in recovery.
Professor Greenberg will take part in the ‘Hearing from the experts’ section of the symposium.
As well as being Clinical and Managing Director of March on Stress, Professor Greenberg is the Royal College of Psychiatrists Lead for Military and Veterans’ Mental Health and Head of Military and Veterans’ Mental Health at King’s College, London. He is also the current President of the UK Psychological Trauma Society.
Speaking about the event, Professor Greenberg said: “This is a great opportunity to discuss how we can support our military and veteran personnel who may have suffered mental health problems as a result of their time in service. There is very good evidence that only a minority of people with mental health issues, from either a military or non-military background, will go on to suffer PTSD or other longer term problems but the right support and help is so important in preventing long term issues.
“Talking about mental health, including at high profile events such as these, also helps to break down stigma and encourages help seeking.”
The symposium is being streamed live on Sunday, 8 May at 1pm Eastern Time in the US (6pm UK time). Please click here for more information and to access the live stream.
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