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Transition, intervention and liaison mental health service for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans

On 1 April 2017, NHS England is launching the transition, intervention and liaison (TIL) mental health service for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans.

Provided across England, the service will seek to increase the access and treatment to appropriate and timely mental health services for armed forces serving personnel approaching discharge and veterans with mental health difficulties.

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Double award for charity sailing instructors

Two sailors from a sailing charity in Cornwall have passed a coveted Royal Yachting Association (RYA) exam.

Turn to Starboard CEO Shaun Pascoe and sailing instructor Dan Fielding both passed the Yachtmaster Instructor assessment at Falmouth last week.

The five-day course is for candidates who are already experienced RYA Cruising Instructor skippers and was a combination of tuition and assessment.

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DMWS represented at Iraq and Afghanistan memorial unveiling

Welfare Officers from the Defence Medical Welfare Service join Armed Forces Colleagues and Civilian members of staff in Iraq and Afghanistan memorial unveiling

Our nation owes much to the men and women of its Armed Forces who give so much to defend our values and way of life. The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have highlighted these sacrifices. Today, the unveiling of a new memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster by Her Majesty The Queen, honours both the UK Armed Forces and civilians who served their country in the Gulf region from 1990 – 2015.

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Hey kids – how do you think that banana got into your lunch box?

In the run up to Seafarers Awareness Week, 24-30 June, primary school children are learning that bananas are only available in the UK thanks to ships and seafarers.

Seafarers UK, the charity that coordinates and promotes Seafarers Awareness Week, has partnered with leading fruit importer Fyffes to provide free educational resources for 24,000 schools.

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Iraq War Veteran takes on Nuclear Races for Military Charity

An Iraq War Veteran is set to battle a gruelling muddy obstacle race for Military Charity

Hannah Campbell, who was injured whilst serving in Iraq, is taking on the Nuclear Races this May to help raise awareness for Military Charity, Blesma, the Limbless Veterans.

Blesma are partnering with Nuclear Races in Brentwood for their award winning fun, tough and gritty obstacle race on 13 May. With a Blesma dedicated wave at 12:40 and 500 places to fill, wounded Veterans are asking you to take part alongside them to complete this gruelling 7k race.

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Longest serving blind veteran recognised after 75 years’ support from Blind Veterans UK

A 97 year old blind veteran from Sussex was recognised on Friday (10/03) as it was 75 years to the day that he started receiving support from St Dunstan’s, now known as Blind Veterans UK.

Norman Perry, who now lives at the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Ovingdean, is the longest serving beneficiary of the charity alive today and one of the longest of all time.

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Blind veteran Simon Brown shortlisted in the prestigious Sunday Express ‘People’s Choice’ category at Soldiering On Awards 2017

An Iraq War veteran who was blinded in conflict has been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘People’s Choice’ category sponsored by the Sunday Express in the seventh annual Soldiering On Awards.

Simon Brown, 38 and from Leeds, was nominated for the award by national military charity Blind Veterans UK, which has supported him since he lost his sight.

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Wrexham mum to compete in Chain Runner challenge for military charity

A woman from Wrexham is preparing to take on a daunting 10km Chain Runner challenge, where contestants compete while chained to at least one other person, with the funds raised going to Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Susie Trow, mother of one, has been working with a personal trainer since October and one of her main objectives has been to set a series of three month goals.

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Lord Mayor of Portsmouth confronts fear of heights at Royal Navy charity HQ ahead of abseiling spectacle

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, tackled his fear of heights today (9th March) ahead of a charity abseiling challenge in aid of The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

During a visit to RNRMC headquarters on Whale Island, Portsmouth, Cllr Fuller visited the establishment’s tallest building in preparation for his upcoming challenge.

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The Service Charity Sector and the coronavirus outbreak

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