A former cluster manager for Thomas Cook has set-up a charity to fund courses on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after he was assaulted two years ago.
Nathan Bowen, now a sales manager at Leisuretime Holidays, officially launched PTSD at Work on December 1.
The charity will fund spaces on mental health courses for small to medium-sized businesses which may not have the budget to enrol themselves.
The courses will focus on PTSD but also cover wider mental health topics.
Bowen, who left Thomas Cook four years ago, said: “I didn’t get diagnosed with PTSD until about 11 months following the assault and that’s only because I finally went to see a doctor about it.”
PTSD at Work has a fundraising goal of £20,000 in the next 12 months. Bowen expects it will cost around £3,000-£4,000 to run each course.
“We would fund different employers to go on courses and then work with them afterwards to help to raise a positive mental health culture in the workplace,” Bowen added.
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