How we help veterans - Employment Support

EMPLOYMENT

Walking With The Wounded’s Employment Programme helps to secure positive employment outcomes for unemployed veterans. WWTW’s Employment Advisors are embedded in NHS TILS teams, helping unemployed veterans to find sustainable employment and rebuild their lives. Advisors build confidence, organise work placements, source funding for any required training and ultimately assist in securing sustainable employment.WWTW has adopted the Individual Placement & Support (IPS) model to assist UK veterans who are unemployed and are also struggling with their mental health.

In 2018 and 2019 our IPS services in Essex and Greater Manchester were both recognised as IPS Centres of Excellence for Veterans by the Centre for Mental Health. The award recognises the quality of IPS service provided to veterans by WWTW in partnership with other local and regional military and mental health organisations.

"I am delighted that WWTW and TILS East of England have achieved Centre of Excellence status for our special alliance to deliver Veteran specific IPS. This project has taken nearly 3 years to get to this exceptional level and the benefits to our veterans have been significant. Our WWTW employment mentor, who is jointly embedded within our specialist NHS Veterans mental health service and EPUT vocational services has developed excellent relationships with local employers and other agencies that support Veterans and has assisted many veterans into meaningful paid employment, regardless of the severity or complexity of their mental health condition." Diane Palmer when in the role of NHS TILS manager, Essex.

 

 

Combat Stress effects the majority of veterans, wounded or otherwise.