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Walking With The Wounded shortlisted for Mental Health and Wellbeing Award

The Charity’s mental health and Independent Employment Support (IPS) programmes have been shortlisted for the ‘Innovative mental health intervention’ category.

The Mental Health and Well-being Awards are a celebration of effective mental health or wellbeing interventions across the UK. Organisations, charities, health services, providers, professionals, and members of the public were invited to nominate those who have gone above and beyond in making the difference to those experiencing mental health difficulties or helping enhance people’s wellbeing.

WWTW Deputy Operations Director, Amy Franklin said, ‘It’s fantastic that WWTW has been recognised by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards. There is clear evidence that being unemployed has a negative impact on mental health and wellbeing. There is also clear evidence that people with mental health problems are more likely than others to become unemployed. Our IPS employment and mental health programmes support ex-military men and women towards independence. The two programmes go hand in hand’.

Walking With The Wounded works in partnership with our service-users to improve and develop the support and care that we provide. Head Start, our mental health programme provides 1-2-1 private therapy for ex-service personnel with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as depression and PTSD.  Furthermore, our IPS Employment programme works to secure positive employment outcomes for those who have served. Our Employment Advisors are embedded within NHS regional veteran mental health teams, helping unemployed ex-military personnel find employment and rebuild their lives

Richard Curtis, Programme Director, Mental Health Awareness Programme, commented, ‘It is a pleasure to recognise the outstanding work of Walking With The Wounded by shortlisting them. Their Head Start and Employment programmes are just two examples of how they are serving the mental health of ex-military personnel.’

Find out more about our programmes here.