BUILD TRUST

Scuba diving is a physical activity that is safe, enjoyable, and that instills confidence by working with a buddy!

GROUP SUPPORT

Having a friend to share your experiences with not only makes it easier, but also more bearable!

NEW PERSPECTIVES

Having a hobby gives a new purpose to life, which will positively affect life in general!

ABOUT US

The All Stars Diving Foundation aims to assist (former) professional care providers like law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and (former) employees of the army who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who suffer from other similar psychological complaints. The men and women who take action in situations that citizens run away from or can run away from. Our rescuers are heroes. But even heroes sometimes have a hard time.

Known figures from the Dutch police (PTSD at the police – A better picture 2012) show that after treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 60% still have residual complaints. Residual complaints such as concentration problems, nervousness, sleeping problems, palpitations, fatigue and irritability.

All Stars Diving Foundation focuses on this group. There are some good initiatives in the field of active therapy in the Netherlands. However, these are largely one-day activities. All Stars Diving is not focused on providing a fun outing, but is focused on providing an experience that has a positive impact on life.

The All Stars Diving Foundation is not a replacement for professional therapy, but can be an excellent addition or a support for when the therapy stops. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a constant battle. Diving therapy is associated with building trust, creating new social contacts and group support.

In short, this means an improvement in general health, personal well-being, social skills, general quality of life and an improved mental condition and reduction of psychological complaints.

OUR TARGET GROUP

Our aim is to assist (former) professional care providers like law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and (former) employees of the army who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who suffer from other similar psychological complaints. We are aware that there are several sectors that fall under professional care providers, if you believe that you are (or have been) working as a professional care provider and you meet the criteria to participate in a program, you can always contact us. We can and will assess your application individually.

THE BEGINNING

The All Stars Diving Foundation was founded on the initiative of Paul Knörr, a former police officer of the The Hague Police Unit, as a result of a long personal battle against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that got a positive turn by diving. After a long period of reflection and a lot of research into similar initiatives in America (Ministry of Veterans), the conviction has arisen that diving therapy works, helps and is possible in The Netherlands.

OUR MISSION!

The mission of All Stars Diving Foundation is aimed at creating a more positive self-image and future and give hope to (former) professional care providers and (former) employees of the army who have been diagnosed or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who suffer from other similar psychological complaints.

WHY A FOUNDATION?

Decided was to set up a foundation because All Stars Diving does not have a profit motive. All Stars Diving is not about making money. All Stars Diving wants to offer (former) professional care providers and (former) employees of the army who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or who suffer from other similar psychological complaints the opportunity to get acquainted with diving and the underwater world. These can be damaged professional care providers from The Netherlands, but also from abroad.

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