Kate BoeKate Boe served in the Royal Air Force as a nurse, where she met her husband John - a military policeman. John was diagnosed with PTSD which ended his career in the military, and the treatments for his condition have sometimes made things worse. Kate describes her battle to help her husband...
Kate Boe – Film 1Kate Boe joined the Royal Air Force as a nurse when she was 19 and served for 7 years. She met her husband John at RAF Brampton where he was in the Military Police. Watch as Kate describes how both she and John undertook tours of Iraq with her working in a hospital whilst John was out on patrols.
Kate Boe – Film 2Kate Boe's husband John served for several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2006 he went to Basra and was lucky to come back alive. With each tour his mental health was getting worse. John started to drink more and suffer with nightmares. Listen as Kate describes her anger as she saw the military which she had loved failing to help her husband.
Kate Boe – Film 3After operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kate Boe's husband John was struggling with poor mental health. He moved from the RAF to the Army in order to take a UK-based role. The couple now had a son and in John's nightmares he began to visualise his own child in the warzones he had worked in. Diagnosed with severe PTSD, John lost his job, became socially isolated and found his nightmares became debilitating. Watch as Kate describes how John tried different forms of treatment including CBT and EMDR - each causing further issues.
Kate Boe – Film 4Kate Boe felt completely isolated as she dealt with husband John's mental health. John joined Help for Heroes' Band of Brothers for support, leading to Kate joining their the Band of Sisters and learning to make time to care for herself. Listen as Kate compares John's cancer treatment to his PTSD journey, finding greater support and understanding for the former.
Kate Boe served in the Royal Air Force as a nurse, where she met her husband John – a military policeman.
John was diagnosed with PTSD which ended his career in the military, and the treatments for his condition have sometimes made things worse. Kate describes her battle to help her husband…