Royal Air Forces Association appeals for cash to house veterans

The Royal Air Forces Association is appealing for funds to create 26 additional apartments so more RAF veterans can relive the camaraderie they knew while serving their country.

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Quality Network for Veterans Mental Health Services inviting new participants for September 2021

The Quality Network for Veterans Mental Health Services (QNVMHS), a collaboration between Contact and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is currently inviting UK veterans mental health (VMH) teams involved in the delivery of mental healthcare to military veterans and/or their families (including formal treatments, psychotherapy, other talking therapies and counselling) to join the network for the first full year after its pilot, starting in Sept 2021.

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Keele University research into the experience of Veterans in transition to civilian life

This research is being conducted by Fergus Smith, a former officer in 3PARA and the author of three novels covering the military operations from Northern Ireland to Kosovo to Afghanistan.

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Leading military charities call on government to strengthen Armed Forces Bill to better protect the Armed Forces Community

The Royal British Legion has joined together with eleven other leading military charities to urge the Government to strengthen the Armed Forces Bill, currently being considered by the UK parliament, to better support serving personnel, veterans and their families in law.

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Portadown Post: A Cold War bunker frozen in time

Last week we had the opportunity to visit one of Northern Ireland’s most unique attractions: Portadown Post, a Cold War bunker buried underground on the outskirts of Portadown.

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RFCA NI Job Vacancies

Reserve Forces and Cadets NI are now recruiting for a number of different roles.

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Veteran Celebrates his 100th Birthday Climbing Over the O2

On 30 June, veteran Harry White celebrated his 100 birthday by climbing over the dome of famed London Landmark the O2.

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Effects of Moral Injury in Northern Ireland: call for research participants

We have been contacted by a student investigating the effects of Moral Injury caused by non-state political violence in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

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PHA Making Life Better through Short term funding programme

The Public Health Agency is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring short term funding to address themes including mental health, emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention and self-harm.

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Major report calls for a more female-friendly military

A significant proportion of women in the military still struggle to fit in with the masculine military culture and experience significant negative gender stereotyping and sexism, according to a major new report drawn from contributions from more than 30 organisations including charities, the NHS and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

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