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Funding awarded to research negative transition from the Armed Forces

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £179,848 to Queen’s University Belfast to conduct a three-year, UK-wide study of the experiences of ex-Service personnel who have had an adverse transition back into civilian life.

The research will cover all four nations of the UK, and will look specifically at those who have ended up homeless, in prison or under mental health supervision.

The project aims to build on current knowledge regarding ‘pathways to failure’, and will do this through undertaking qualitative research to include two case studies of voluntary sector support provision, one in Birmingham, the other in Glasgow, as well as conducting interviews with ex-Service personnel, support staff, and with family members of those who have experienced a ‘negative transition’.

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FiMT and DSC release “Focus On: Armed Forces Charities’ Mental Health Provision” report

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and the Directory of Social Change (DSC) today (20 June) release the report Focus On: Armed Forces Charities’ Mental Health Provision which, for the first time, provides an account of the range and diversity of mental health support from UK Armed Forces charities.

The report, the first in the new Focus On series, explores charities that make provision to support the mental health needs of the armed forces community. This report is unique in exploring the mental health areas being supported and the types of services being delivered by charities.

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The latest Defence Medical Welfare Service Impact Report has arrived!

Our 2016 Impact Report showcases the work, commitment and outstanding results of DMWS.

DMWS has been providing an independent and impartial medical welfare service for “Those who Serve” for more than 70 years. Our Welfare Officers offer practical and emotional support to ensure that no family goes through the worry of injury or illness alone.

We work with patients when they are receiving treatment on a clinical care pathway – when their medical needs are being met but when other issues, problems or social influences, may be distracting them from their recovery.

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