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Mission Motorsport Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

27th February 2017: Mission Motorsport, a charity which rebuilds the lives of wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel through motorsport, is celebrating its 5th birthday.

Over the past 5 years, Mission Motorsport has helped over 850 individuals and will celebrate its achievements with a track day at Goodwood Motor Circuit.

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Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education runs 2nd Mental Health First Aid for the Armed Services Community Course

Fifteen members of the Deptherapy team including injured programme members attended the two day MHFA for the Armed Services Community held at Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham on 19/20 February 2017.

The course is a requirement for all Trustees, scuba instructors and divemasters selected to work as volunteers on the Deptherapy programme.

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New guidance issued to NHS England commissioners to strengthen patient and public participation

A new guidance document on patient and public participation in armed forces has been published. The new framework is part of a suite of documents developed to strengthen patient and public participation in all of NHS England’s direct commissioning activities.

The new participation framework for Armed Forces provides practical guidance on the best ways to involve patients and the public in different services.

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Wirral veteran takes centre stage

Wirral veteran, Alison Williams (41), has become the latest cover star of the Combat Stress spring magazine after the leading veterans’ mental health charity supported her to regain her confidence and rediscover her voice.

Alison, who served in the Royal Air Force for 13 years, was chosen to join Gareth Malone’s Invictus Choir in 2016 and performed at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida last May.

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The Royal British Legion awards grant to support carers in the Armed Forces in Wiltshire

A grant of £29,489 from The Royal British Legion to Wiltshire charity, Carer Support Wiltshire (CSW) will provide support for unpaid carers in the Armed Forces and veteran communities. The money will fund the charity, Armed Forces Family Support Project and will focus on the early identification and recognition of carers with military connections and help to access services, funding and training.

CSW support worker, Catherine Duncan has a specialist understanding of the issues surrounding forces families and will be drawing on her experience as a military wife to identify and support those who are caring for a loved one. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who cannot manage without their support. They might look after someone with a physical disability, long term health condition, mental health issue or a problem with substance misuse.

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FiMT publishes two new reports on its website

‘Life Transitions: What can be learnt across sectors to better support individuals when they undergo a life transition?’

In November 2016, FiMT partnered with St George’s House to deliver a consultation to explore how transition is approached and managed in different settings and sectors. These are examined from three different perspectives: the individual experiencing the change; the network of family and friends around the individual; and wider societal stakeholders.

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