Care after Combat/Burton Addiction Centre Partnership

In terms of managing problems of alcohol/substance misuse within the veteran population, whilst treatment services may be aware of veterans amongst their clients, they may not always feel fully competent to both recognise and therefore manage issues arising from previous military service, for example PTSD and poor transitioning.

We are therefore pleased to announce a new joint Care after Combat/Burton Addiction Centre partnership. Commencing in February 2018, this service will provide both residential education and treatment for veterans who have been involved in the criminal justice system.

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New Forces in Mind Trust Award: University of Liverpool and King’s College London to research help seeking for alcohol and mental health comorbidity in the Armed Forces

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded funds of £154,198.23 to the University of Liverpool and King’s College London, to conduct a 15-month study into understanding which ex-Service personnel are more likely to recognise that they have an alcohol problem, and then who goes on to seek help for it.

Evidence already available shows high levels of alcohol misuse in ex-Service personnel, which is worsened by the fact that many do not recognise they have a problem, and of those who do, most do not seek help.

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Online tools shown to work to help cut drinking in former soldiers 

UK Armed Forces personnel moving back into civilian life and having difficulties with alcohol could be helped by the use of online tools, a new study has revealed.

The research led by Newcastle University, published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, shows that web-based programmes may be an effective way to tackle excess alcohol consumption.

Findings by the experts have now been used to develop new documents funded by the Forces in Mind Trust to summarise the effectiveness of interventions to protect the wellbeing of those in the military.

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Veterans need specific services to overcome addiction

The research carried out by Sheffield Hallam University looked at the impact of Right Turn and its effectiveness in supporting and assisting veterans to integrate more successfully back into civilian life.

The results established a number of positive outcomes for the veterans, with the primary finding showing that ex-military service personnel are most likely to engage positively to treatment and support services offered by others with experience of military life.

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New Forces in Mind Trust Grant: ‘healthcare navigator’ for need of Birmingham Armed Forces community

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has teamed up with the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and the Tavistock Institute to pilot a new model of care to support our local armed forces community with a £97,507 grant from the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).

A newly-appointed ‘healthcare navigator’ will lead an initiative to raise awareness of the needs of the armed forces community among NHS primary care staff and develop a dedicated service to help serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families access a range of health, social and third sector support.

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Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here