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Meet Nathan Bate author of Soldiering On: A Journey With PTSD

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Fri Jan 27 2023

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<div>Meet Nathan Bate author of Soldiering On: A Journey With PTSD</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>Signed up to the army as a fresh-faced sixteen-year-old, Nathan had little idea of what was realistically ahead of him. Ten years of dedicated service later and a multitude of horrifying memories, the ex-soldier’s struggles truly began as he tried to integrate back into civilian life with no support.</p><p>As his mental health gradually declined, so did the world around him. Each day became a waking nightmare with vivid traumatic flashbacks, paranoia and a constant barrage of intrusive and violent thoughts. He lost jobs, and his home and relationships, lived rough, attempted suicide and narrowly escaped a prison sentence. Eventually, he was diagnosed with PTSD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.</p><p>Nathan’s soldier mantra “adapt and overcome” demonstrates how a veteran can return from the brink of despair to finding love and leading a fulfilled life on Civvy Street. Now a fundraiser for other veterans – Nathan’s story brings hope, resilience, courage and a dose of good humour.</p><p>Signed up to the army as a fresh-faced sixteen-year-old, Nathan had little idea of what was realistically ahead of him. Ten years of dedicated service later and a multitude of horrifying memories, the ex-soldier’s struggles truly began as he tried to integrate back into civilian life with no support.</p><p>As his mental health gradually declined, so did the world around him. Each day became a waking nightmare with vivid traumatic flashbacks, paranoia and a constant barrage of intrusive and violent thoughts. He lost jobs, and his home and relationships, lived rough, attempted suicide and narrowly escaped a prison sentence. Eventually, he was diagnosed with PTSD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.</p><p>Nathan’s soldier mantra “adapt and overcome” demonstrates how a veteran can return from the brink of despair to finding love and leading a fulfilled life on Civvy Street. Now a fundraiser for other veterans – Nathan’s story brings hope, resilience, courage and a dose of good humour.</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F399424699%2F9893683363%2F1%2Foriginal.20221124-161134?h=2000&w=720&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&s=3d7a6b7b14a59395d23ee25f2ceef3e4" alt="" /></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><h3>About Nathan</h3><p>Born in 1980.in Wolverhampton after leaving school signed up to the Army in 1996. After serving several years joined the Prison service for a further 10 years. During this time became friends with the prison education manager who later on in life became his wife</p><p>Keen motorcyclist, member of the Royal British legion Riders Branch and an ambassador for the Battle Back Centre. Known as the Fundraising veteran uk. Completes charity events to raise money for different charities.</p><p>Now a public speaker and motivational speaker aim to help others in overcoming general life issues, using his own life experiences</p><p>Now lives in Cheshire with wife Emma and 2 French Bulldogs Barry and Beryl</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><h3>Live Talk</h3><p>Nathan will talk about his book.</p><p>Hosted by Company of Makers' co-founder <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevebomford/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Steve Bomford.</a></p><h3>Q&A</h3><p>Nathan's talk will be followed by an interactive Q&A session, so you'll have the opportunity to get involved and he'll answer as many of your questions as we can squeeze in.</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="https://img.evbuc.com/https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F399419639%2F9893683363%2F1%2Foriginal.20221124-160252?h=2000&w=720&auto=format%2Ccompress&q=75&sharp=10&s=392158a50e1aef3ebd5d9278bda43a26" alt="" /></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><h3>Company of Makers' Workshops</h3><p>Served in the armed forces?</p><p>Then <a href="https://share.hsforms.com/1RIMljAq-Qjec4aDGcwKyZg5cwux" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">register your interest.</a></p></div></div>

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