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Newly formed ‘Veteran Support Partnership’ to host its first virtual veteran support event.

The Veteran Support Partnership in the North East will be hosting its first virtual veteran support event on 12th May 2021 10:00am – 12:30pm.

The Veteran Support event will showcase the support available to veterans and their families in the North East.  Speakers will focus on different area of support including housing, family support, financial advice, and mental health and wellbeing. Tommy Watson, WWTW Director of Operations (North) will be covering the family support section.

The purpose of the Veteran Support Partnership is to support the delivery of the UK Government Veteran strategy by eliminating barriers to opportunities and inspiring the Armed Forces Community to reach their full potential. Walking With The Wounded are proud to be one of the organisations in the partnership.

The partnership ambition for 2021 is to deliver three virtual events, each event will focus on one of the strategic principles – Support, Develop, Employ. The partnership will use these events as a platform to amplify and showcase the services, advice, and opportunities available to the Armed Forces Community.


Tommy Watson - Director of Operations (North), Walking with the Wounded

A very passionate and highly experienced project and operations manager. Tommy has supported some of the most vulnerable and most experienced military personnel through their transition to civilian life.

Clive Davis - Welfare Rights Officer, Newcastle City Council

Having worked in welfare rights and advice for 35 years, Clive is passionate about enabling people to collect their correct benefit entitlement and avoiding the scourge of poverty.

Syd Niven - Company Director, Northern Growth Academy

Syd has worked extensively as a coach and mentor with emerging and existing leaders. In recent years he’s been significantly involved with people struggling with stress, burnout, and trauma.

Mel Maughan - Wellbeing Manager, NHS Business Services Authority

Mel is responsible for leading internal programmes designed to improve colleague wellbeing, as well as social value initiatives through volunteering and charitable fundraising. At the event, Mel will be speaking about mental health in the workplace.

Sarah Blythe - Financial Crime Manager, Newcastle Strategic Solutions

Sarah has10 years’ experience within the Financial Crime Unit. Sarah manages the daily operations of the Financial Crime Unit and supports the prevention and detection of fraud and money laundering.


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