The 1st Battalion (UK) Armed Forces Veterans is a home for our Veteran community. Our ambition is to create a voluntary space for former serving members of the UK armed forces to continue their service. By organising the veteran community we aim to bring comradery, Team Spirit and a continuation of service to your life as a civilian. When joining 1UKAFV you are joining the ranks with like minded veterans who want to continue working for the greater good. 1UKAFV will look to utilise your skills within the battalion to create a self sufficient veteran community. The MOD may no longer pay your wages, but this doesn't mean you have to stop serving. ENLIST NOW.
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The Centre for Veterans’ Health at King Edward Vii’s Hospital in London is carrying out research into the relationship between the mental health of veteran fathers and the mental health of their children. The work is being done in collaboration with University College London and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. We want to understand more about the important father-child relationship, so we can develop more effective ways to help veterans who are struggling with their mental health while also trying to raise their children.
We are looking for veterans (Ex-Military/Service Leaver/Armed Forces Leaver) who have one or more child between the ages of 4 and 17 years to fill in some questionnaires online that will take around 20 minutes to complete. You or your child(ren) do not need to have any mental health problems to take part in the research.
Once you’ve completed the questionnaires, your e-mail address will be entered into a lottery and you could win up to £50 in amazon vouchers.
If you are interested and would like more information, please email the researchers, Benjamin Shanmugam or Emma Jones, at email@example.com or Dr. Louise Morgan, Lead Researcher at the Centre for Veterans’ Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trafford Veterans was set up in 2015 by British Army veteran and a Royal Navy veteran to provide peer support activities to armed forces and emergency service veterans and families in the Borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester. Today we have a number of activities people can join in or become volunteers and share their hobbies and skills. We can issue food bank vouchers and make referrals into employment and mental health charities and other veterans organisations too. We provide a monthly breakfast event, weekly model making and craft group, walking football team and allotment projects, a coffee morning and food share event and an Information , advice and guidance drop in with forces war records research.
Our flagship programme, Project RECCE has been created to provide a proven pathway into construction for ex-service personnel. Through a free 4 week course, we provide individuals with everything they need to commence a new career within the construction industry.
The Welsh Veterans Partnership is volunteer organisation based in Wales housing veterans, service leavers and their families. Providing a #whole_of_life_approach (helping the family as a unit) we achieve this by working closely with our partners offering not only safe/affordable/new housing but benefits, well-being, educational opportunities, employment opportunities, advice and referrals. Aiding transition for the Veteran and the family creating positive outcomes.
A charity song production raising funds and awareness for 12 small veteran led charities supporting veterans who are homeless or suffering from PTSD.
Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded (‘WWTW’) supports ex-servicemen and women who have struggled with their transition from the military to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. The charity focusses on employability, mental health and early intervention services to provide social inclusion, independence and to help break the cycle of those who have served and their families being a disproportionately high cohort within homeless, police custody, unemployment and mental health statistics. Walking With The Wounded’s programmes all work in harmony to address persistent social problems and make lasting improvements to the lives of men and women we support, breaking the cycle of poor outcomes by focusing.
Outpost Charity is the creation of Co-Founders Carl Burns, a veteran of 10 years in the Royal Engineers and his partner Kat Hindle.
Phoenix Heroes is a British Veteran and non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC). We support our veterans and their families that are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We do this by acting as a structured platform to place them on different community outdoor group activities, training courses and help them to gain employment. We are focused on helping the families of our veterans too, we feel that this is a very important factor of our support structure.
This group as been formed for serving members to and veterans of the parachute regiment and Airborne forces
It is our aim to get a gathering of members to be photographed in front of the Dakota in 2017 to mark both the 75th anniversary of the parachute regiment and the 35th anniversary of the Falklands war, and in doing so, raising money for some great airborne causes.
This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to be photographed with guy's who are true legends.
Costing will depend on the numbers wishing to take part.
We will keep the group informed on all future developments.