Mental health preconceptions hold veterans back

ONE third of veterans feel perceptions around mental health issues relating to time served in the Armed Forces, such as PTSD, are detrimental to their career progression on civvy street.   According to a new...

Employment boost for Service veterans

INJURED ex-Forces personnel have been given the chance to reuse the skills they learned in the Services and gain increased independence by a charity's manufacturing division. Royal British Legion Industries ...

Marvellous May for veteran Lamin

INJURED ex-guardsman Lamin Manneh has a hectic month ahead of him after making the Invictus Games squad and being selected as an ambassador for the 2016 Mobility Roadshow. Gambian-born Lamin, who lost both l...

Veterans star at charity screening

TWO of the soldiers whose experiences inspired Kajaki: The True Story were present for a charity screening of the film. Stu Pearson QGM and Alex Craig attended the showing, which was organised by veterans’ o...

Donation boosts Forces-friendly holiday village

A HAMPSHIRE holiday spot for Armed Forces families will now be home to a communal hub after it received a £50,000 funding boost. The generous donation from the Brockenhurst branch of the Royal British Legion...

Sign up for lip-reading course

CURRENT and ex-Service personnel suffering from hearing difficulties are being invited to take advantage of a specially-designed lip-reading training programme. The London-based course, which is run by City ...

Spell-binding course for wounded troops

TRI-SERVICE wounded, injured and sick (WIS) veterans are being invited to learn a new skill and better cope with their illness or injury through the art of bookbinding. Wiltshire charity Bound By Veterans is...

Walking home for Christmas

WALKING With The Wounded (WWTW) is calling on people across the UK to do their bit for wounded Servicemen and women and join the Walking Home For Christmas campaign to raise vital funds for homeless veterans. ...

First service dog for veterans charity

CANINE charity Service Dogs UK was recently established to train and provide assistance dogs to support members of the Armed Forces and emergency services who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Now,...

Giving veterans a home

SALISBURY-based charity Alabaré has announced the opening of a new home in its provision of accommodation for homeless veterans. The property, which is the 25th house in its Homes for Veterans portfolio and ...