About The Yellow Heart Trust

The Yellow Heart Trust was founded in 2002 by Alex Fontaine and is unique in recognising that people leaving primary psychiatric treatment need ongoing help in dealing with all associated problems.

The Trust has made awards of over £60,000 to help approximately eighty people who were suffering from issues of trauma and addiction.  There are minimal administration costs as trustees give their time freely.


What the Trust does

The objective of the Trust is the relief of distress relating to single incident post-traumatic stress disorder and/or addiction.

There are two funds: the Antonio Vasconcellos fund  for trauma issues, and Rob's Wish fund for issues relating to addiction.

To apply to either of these funds please click How to Apply.

The YHT provides support to men and women with financial restrictions, who need further therapeutic help and assistance towards a more beneficial and fulfilling recovery following initial treatment in whatever form.

email info@yht.org.uk with any questions.


Creation of the Trust

The founder Alex Fontaine MBE had survived a brutal criminal assault at age 22. Unknown to her, she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for ten years, which resulted in alcoholism.

She was fortunate enough to have extensive rehabilitation treatment and trauma therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). The compassion and professional care she received, which has saved her life, inspired her to set up The Yellow Heart Trust.

FInd out more about the people behind the YHT here.


Establishment of Strategic Partnerships

Early in 2014 the trustees decided to create strategic partnerships with a number of psychotherapeutic practices to benefit the application process.

To learn about our strategic partnerships click here.