Carter’s military career and his high-risk protection work around the world had left him with very poor mental and physical health. Carter was referred to the Foundation after receiving treatment for a severe gambling disorder. Carter was not in work, was suffering from stress and anxiety and had become estranged from his family because of his addiction.
With his mentor’s help, Carter started to tackle the practical challenges he faced - securing employment, housing, and transport. He has secured a new job which he loves and has been able to discuss his situation openly and honestly with his new employer – something which Carter says he could not have envisaged doing before he came on the Foundation’s Programme.
With his mentor’s support, Carter has used the ‘Building Better Lives’ workshop to create a positive action plan to underpin his recovery. He has been able to begin tackling the difficult family issues, has seen his child for the first time in years and is now able to pay child support. With the help of the Foundation, Carter has a renewed confidence in himself and has been able to take the first steps towards a positive future for himself and his family – with a lot more tools in his toolbox to tackle life’s challenges ahead