'Fixing cars helps mends my mind'
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PTSD: The Hampshire garage helping forces veterans

Ex-forces veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have found a lifeline at a garage that runs an apprenticeship scheme with a difference.

Forces Re-engineered, based in Andover, Hampshire, operates an environment that accommodates for the sensitivities of PTSD, keeping triggers such as noise sensitivity to a minimum and offering counselling to those who want it.

Otherwise, the garage offers the same service as any other.

Founder Stephan West says: "You'd have your vehicle serviced or repaired anyway. The difference is that you've just given five guys a chance on the road to recovery."

Video journalist: Adam Paylor

  • 01 Mar 2019
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