26 April 2016

Dr Walter Busuttil, Director of Medical Services at WVF member association Combat Stress, has won the 2016 Soldiering On Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of 34 years’ work in the field of mental health.


For more than three decades, Dr Busuttil has supported the military community in overcoming mental health conditions, as well as developing one of the most effective treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

On Friday night at the 2016 Soldiering On Awards, held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, he collected the Lifetime Achievement Award in front of hundreds of service personnel, veterans and representatives of UK military charities.

Afterwards, Dr Busuttil said: “I'm stunned, overwhelmed and delighted to have won the Soldiering On Lifetime Achievement Award. Credit should go to serving personnel, veterans and their families who taught me all I know about military health; my RAF training in military psychiatry and my mentors; and all the staff at Combat Stress who work so hard to meet the increasing demand for the charity's treatment and support.

The Soldiering On Through Life Trust was established as a not-for-profit organisation to support Service personnel and their families throughout their lives by giving recognition of the inspirational and outstanding achievements of teams or individuals through an annual awards ceremony.

The WVF extends its heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Busuttil.

Read the full article on the Combat Stress website: http://www.combatstress.org.uk/news/2016/04/walter-busuttil-soldiering-on-award/