Helping out the helpers, and the aftermath – charity ball for PTSD

johnboy 11 September 2008

Picking Up The Peaces are throwing a fundraising ball on 10 October at the National Museum.

The night will feature live jazz bands, champage, delicious food and lots of entertainment.

Tickets cost $110 / person, or $1000 for tables of 10. For more information, contact:

If you haven’t heard of them they describe their mission thusly:

    PUTP is a community group passionate about raising awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Australia. We consist of nurses, police, paramedics, urban and rural fire fighters, serving Australian Defence Force personnel, ex Defence personnel and Vietnam Veterans, and people who have PTSD or support others experiencing PTSD.

    Our message is that ‘early detection and early treatment’ can save people living with PTSD, and their families, years of torment. If untreated PTSD symptoms can severly impact on quality of life, due to memory deficit, suicidal actions, fatigue and social phobia. Studies have stated that approximately 6% of Australians develop PTSD in their life time. Our vision is to encourage people to recognise signs and symptoms of PTSD, and seek early treatment.

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