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Independent medical study confirms significant health benefits of the Deptherapy Scuba Diving Programme

An independent Service Evaluation Study by the University of Sheffield Medical School has recorded a significant improvement in the general wellbeing and mental health of military veterans who have completed the PADI Deptherapy programme.

Fifteen ex-Service personnel took part in the ground-breaking study by medical students from November to December 2016. Each of the 15 participants had experienced a variety of physical injuries as a result of combat and some had recorded an additional diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Stoll Archive Exhibition

As part of our Centenary celebrations, Stoll is delighted to welcome you to our archive exhibition on the 30th January 2017 at Fulham Mansions, 10 am – 3 pm.

The charity was established in 1916 by the theatre impresario Sir Oswald Stoll, who was moved by the number of wounded soldiers returning from the First World War.

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Forces in Mind Trust – Invitation to Sector Briefing in Portsmouth or Andover

On 30th and 31st March 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) will be holding two briefing sessions in the South of England with the choice of Portsmouth (30th) or Andover (31st). The aim of these sessions is to help the Armed Forces Community, the Services Charities sector, and other key stakeholders and interested parties understand how FiMT can support ex-Service personnel, and their families, during their transition from military into civilian life.

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Peace Education Programme (PEP) at Stoll

The Peace Education Programme (PEP) begins in February 2017 at Stoll – All welcome. TPRF works to advance Prem Rawat’s message that peace is possible for each individual––that peace is both an inner resource and innate right. TPRF’s Peace for People initiatives include international events with government, education, and business leaders to promote understanding of individual peace as the basis for world peace.

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Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds – support for Ex-Service Personnel

Former Corporal, Daniel Grobler (who lives in Newbury, Berkshire), is encouraging other Ex-Service Personnel to get support if they feel they’re suffering from mental health issues, as we draw closer to ‘Blue Monday’.

Blue Monday (Monday 16th January 2017) is a name given to a day in January reported to be the most depressing day of the year, and for many former military personnel this will be a tough time of the New Year.

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Deptherapy announces NCVO membership as part of exciting expansion plans for 2017

Diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy is pleased to announce its membership of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

This announcement comes at the start of an exciting year for Deptherapy in which the charity will introduce more injured ex-servicemen to the benefits of diving than ever before.

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Seafarers UK donates £19,000 to disabled Naval Veterans at QAHH

A charity that helps people in the maritime community has donated £19,000 to The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) in Worthing, which provides care and rehabilitation to ex-Servicemen and women.

Seafarers UK has donated the money towards physiotherapy for the former seafaring residents who live at QAHH. This donation will help these veterans to increase their mobility and independence throughout 2017.

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New trauma service for severely injured veterans

NHS England, together with the MOD, BLESMA, Blind Veterans UK and Style for Soldiers, has recently launched the veterans trauma network, which aims to provide specialist care for patients with service related traumatic injuries. The network has been informed by feedback from veterans, their families and GPs who have requested both clinical assurance on the advice and excellence of care and a supportive ‘safety net’ to meet the ongoing health needs of injured military personnel transitioning out of the service and veterans.

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Naval charity donates £20,000 to help disabled veterans

The Worthing-based Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) has been awarded a grant of £20,000 from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital.

The grant is towards the costs of delivering a tailored rehabilitation programme to disabled Royal Navy and Royal Marines Veterans and their dependants. The rehab services included in the grant are: Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social and Recreational activities, Neuropsychologist, Chaplaincy and Mini-Ambulance service.

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