FiMT has published the 2022 Impact Report highlighting their recent progress.
In 2022 FiMT published 13 new reports, completed 10 projects, provided £1.7m of funding for new studies, and launched a new research centre. The Impact Report highlights several key achievements:
- The launch of the new Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre, run by a consortium of RAND Europe and King’s College London. The Centre provides a free, accessible website containing a comprehensive, robust evidence base for policymakers and service providers.
- A new report on delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant since its introduction 10 years ago, with practical resources for local authorities and other organisations to ensure no one is disadvantaged as a result of their service.
- A major study by the University of Glasgow on the health of Scottish veterans, which highlights specific challenges for certain age groups and service cohorts.
- The trial of two new apps developed by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research – one designed to help ex-Service personnel overcome barriers to seeking help for mental health problems and the other to reduce harmful drinking.
A project to help healthcare providers identify veterans and signpost them to veteran-specific support services. The report, by the University of Chester, resulted in a 218% increase in veterans registering with GP practices.
As part of its ongoing policy work, FiMT also contributed to the Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan, the Office for Veterans’ Affairs Data and Research Framework, and the Ministry of Defence Families Strategy.
During 2022, FiMT also signed the Funder Commitment on Climate Change, committing to improving impact and working toward tackling climate change.