Forces in Mind Trust funded multi-disciplinary conference on mental health and military transition held at Queen Mary University of London

Leading veterans’ mental health and other experts gathered today (Tuesday 16th May) at Demobbed: the psychological reality of veteran transition in the UK conference at the Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary University of London, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT)

The conference explored mental illness in the context of transition from the UK armed forces. It considered the patterns of illness and recovery, and how public understanding may be focused on the wrong issues.

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22nd June – invitation: ‘Considering military identity in transition to civilian life’

Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University and Addaction are hosting a free symposium on military identity, at which they will be launching the evaluation of Addaction’s ‘Right Turn’ recovery project funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).

The ‘Right Turn’ veteran-specific model of support service delivery was developed by Addaction Sheffield, who identified that a number of their service users had been members of the Armed Forces and they often proved difficult to engage in mainstream services.

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AFF Research Symposium: secure your place

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is to host a Research Symposium on Monday 5 June, following the success of their first symposium back in 2015.

The event, a collaboration between academics, subject matter experts, AFF and the MOD, will focus on the issues Army families face with the aim of further research being developed and a better understanding of this cohort.

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