WWTW Armed Forced Day Quiz

Are you a military buff? Celebrate our Armed Forces with us by out-smarting your friends and family in our Armed Forces Day quiz. Next Saturday (June 27th) is Armed Forces Day. To celebrate we are hosting our second military quiz this year next week. We would love you to join us and take part from […]

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PTSD EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT TRIAL (PETT)

The PETT study is at a critical point and needs to recruit 60 veteran volunteers, otherwise there is a real risk to the study due to the significant delay it has experienced.  The QUB team headed up by Professor Cherie Armour, is available to explain more about the study to potential participants and to answer […]

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COVID 19 CHARITIES FUND

The Dept of Communities has just announced a new £15.5M Covid-19 Charities Fund to help local charities facing financial difficulties as a result of the current public health emergency https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/news/ps155m-fund-support-charity-sector-during-covid-19-crisis-open-monday.  This is part of a wider national package of Government support for the charity sector. The fund will open for applications of up to £75k […]

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Important Research with Military Veterans in NI

Updated: 29/10/20 Recruitment for the project is now UK wide. Are you interested in taking part in new research looking at two treatments (talking therapies) for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London would like to hear from you if you are a military veteran of the Army, […]

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THE DEFENCE GARDEN SCHEME

The Defence Garden Scheme is the topic for a Ruralink webinar on nature based therapy on 11 June at 1830 (6.30 pm) UK time and Colonel Sally Coulthard will be the main speaker; the NIVSO will also be represented on the panel for the event.  There will be an open forum to discuss nature based […]

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COVID 19 Guidance for the Armed Forces Community

Below is a link to COVID-19 guidance for the Armed Forces community. The guidance contains some really useful information and links to resources including HeadFIT, support from the MOD, children’s learning tools, advice from the Families Federations and much more.  Not all this advice is NI-specific but for further specific advice and signposting, please call […]

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‘POSITIVE PATHWAYS’ NAVIGATORS NOW IN POST

The two new ‘Positive Pathways’ Navigators are now in post.  Over the coming weeks, Dennis (Sports and Outdoor Navigator) employed by Andy Allen Veteran Support and Laura (Arts, Culture and Heritage Navigator) employed by Walking With the Wounded, will be introducing themselves to veterans’ organisations across NI. Their role will be to support organisations who […]

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NEW 2020/21 AFCFT PROGRAMMES

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) has now released details of all this coming year’s funding programmes, see link below: There is a wide and varied programme of support so please check to see what might be relevant to your organisation.  A brief summary is below: The ‘Forces Communities Together Programme’, is now open […]

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Brook House

As we begin another week in lockdown, but one in which the weather seems set to remain fine, may I commend the Brooke House gardening blog to you  https://brookehouse.co.uk/walled-garden-blog/  This is an inspiring and informative blog, which contains some useful gardening tips and techniques which everyone can benefit from, whether cultivating a window box or […]

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