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MINDS AT WAR team operate within a network of veterans groups to provide a safety net for those most vulnerable due to the debilitating symptoms of PTSD, a war wound that is invisible and seemingly overlooked by the Government & MOD, yet claims the lives of suffering veterans on a weekly and often daily basis.

Paratrooper hugged his mum and told her he was ‘hurting’, before he was found hanged in woods

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/paratrooper-hugged-mum-told-hurting-16740872 The inquest heard there was little to suggest Luke Prior had been battling any mental health issues A paratrooper was found hanged in woods near his home – shortly after hugging his mother and saying he was ‘hurting’. Luke Prior, 23, had earlier been out for a drink at the Oakwood pub in Port…

Ex-armed service personnel in prison and on probation

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ex-armed-service-personnel-in-prison-and-on-probation A summary of evidence relating to ex-armed services personnel in prison and on probation and how services can improve outcomes for them. This page aims to: present up to date research about what we know about the characteristics of ex-armed service personnel (ex-ASP) involved with the UK criminal justice system provide current estimates of…

The Covenant Fund is delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. It has £10M a year to fund projects that support the Armed Forces Community.

The Covenant Fund is delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. It has £10M a year to fund projects that support the Armed Forces Community. We also deliver other funding programmes to support the Armed Forces Community, such as the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund and the Veterans Community Centres programme. Read our…

Veterans In Action (VIA) started as an idea in early 2008 by three ex Royal Engineer friends

Veterans In Action (VIA) started as an idea in early 2008 by three ex Royal Engineer friends, two of whom had been injured physically and one who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who wanted to raise funds for injured troops both physically and psychologically. The idea they came up with was based around their…

Operation Nightingale is an initiative developed to use archaeology as a means of aiding the recovery of injured service personnel.

  Salisbury Plain is one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Britain – with 6000-year-old settlement and burial sites to 20th-century military remains.    https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/our-work/operation-nightingale The Challenge Operation Nightingale is a military initiative developed to use archaeology as a means of aiding the recovery of service personnel injured in recent conflict, particularly in Afghanistan. The huge…

The Care after Combat Autumn Ball is taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham.

Big Jim Davidson OBE & Bobby Davro performing to raise funds for care After Combat charity.Care after Combat are a UK based charity providing professional assistance for the well-being of the Veteran and their family. https://www.careaftercombat.org/

Stable Lives (SL) is a Community Interest Company based at Parbold Equestrian Centre (PEC)

Stable Lives (SL) is a Community Interest Company based at Parbold Equestrian Centre (PEC). Born out of personal experience volunteers at Stable Lives recognise the devastating effect that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mental Health Trauma can have on an individual and their family.https://stable-lives.co.uk/about-us/ Our location provides a calm, safe place where people can come…

Deptherapy charity helps rehabilitate veterans with scuba-diving

The charity uses scuba diving to help veterans dealing with trauma and pain. https://deptherapy.co.uk/about-us.html A small charity that helps veterans who’ve been seriously injured or left with mental health issues has been recognised for its work. Deptherapy, based in Berkshire, teaches former servicemen and women to scuba-dive which has helped many deal with their trauma.…

Village in Wiltshire opens for military veterans

More than 40 former service personnel are preparing to move into a “veterans’ village”. The £8m facility at Wilton Hill, near Salisbury in Wiltshire, is thought to be the first of its type in the country, helping veterans who may otherwise be homeless. As well as housing, the village also provides training and job opportunities.…

PTSD: The Hampshire garage helping forces veterans

Ex-forces veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have found a lifeline at a garage that runs an apprenticeship scheme with a difference. Forces Re-engineered, based in Andover, Hampshire, operates an environment that accommodates for the sensitivities of PTSD, keeping triggers such as noise sensitivity to a minimum and offering counselling to those who want it.…