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OA joins Veterans’ Gateway to provide help and support for the Officer community

The OA are delighted to be part of an expert network of organisations that will help to support the Armed Forces community across the UK and overseas.

Veterans’ Gateway will be the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support and aims to make finding the right support easier and quicker – no matter where you are or what you need.

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22nd May 2017: ‘Me Plc’ – Managing your Career through Personal Leadership – London

‘Me Plc’ – A half day workshop on Personal Leadership

Managing Change Through Personal Leadership – Part of the OA’s Series of Personal Development Workshops

Service leavers are being asked to take more responsibility and ownership for their career development. Within the civilian workforce, people are being asked to be more self-managing, entrepreneurial and adaptable.

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3rd May 2017: OA Connect – LinkedIn Workshop – Bristol

Are you unsure how to get started on your LinkedIn profile? Or are you simply concerned that your LinkedIn profile isn’t getting the attention that it should? If you’ve had enough of hearing how important LinkedIn is and are yet to see its value, then this workshop is for you! Our renowned expert and social media consultant, Lincoln Coutts will take the mystery out of LinkedIn and reveal the secrets of creating a profile that shines.

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A new online research resource on veterans’ health has just been launched

The Health of Veterans’ Research Team (HVRT) at King Edward VII’s (KEVII) Hospital is a new research group established to conduct literature reviews on veterans’ health. The HVRT has just launched their website which will act as an online research resource on veterans’ health by providing literature reviews, exclusive data, as well as news updates. Their website acts as a portal for sourcing information on the health of veterans, and also details more about the team and their current and future research projects. You can access it on https://hvrt-mac-veteranshealth.org/.

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Forces Friends project recognised with FiMT sponsored national award

Forces Friends, a project providing support to older military veterans, has been awarded the Working Together Award, sponsored by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), at the Soldiering On national awards ceremony on Friday evening (24 March 2017) in London.

The annual Soldiering On Awards provide national recognition for exceptional individuals and organisations working within the Armed Forces Community, and is run by the Soldiering On Through Life Trust. The Working Together award, which recognises an organisation that has demonstrated a commitment to collaboration with the Armed Forces Community, is sponsored for the second time by FiMT

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Launch of new online resource challenges employers to think differently about taking on ex-Service personnel

The Poppy Factory – the charity that helps injured ex-Service men and women find work – has launched a new online toolkit for employers.

The Employer Toolkit, funded by Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), gives advice and guidance to employers, helping them to manage a workforce with complex health conditions – and aims to dispel the negative stereotypes of veterans and the problems they may face.

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