SSAFA Lincolnshire and NHS promote the importance of veteran mental health
As part of Armed Forces Day and the NHS 70th birthday celebrations, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) hosted a special event at the recently opened International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln, focusing on mental health wellbeing, and how current NHS services and charities like SSAFA support veterans and their families.
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On Friday 29 June, SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, The Royal British Legion (TRBL), The Recovery College and The Lincolnshire Armed Forces Covenant Development Officer gave presentations to the audience that was well attended. Attendees were also treated to a tour of the new International Bomber Command Centre.
Paula Jelly of the Regional Veterans Lead, said:
Today gave us an ideal opportunity to highlight the support available for our Armed Forces community in Lincolnshire, but also to celebrate and pay tribute to past servicemen and women. At LPFT we are an Armed Forces friendly trust, we reinforced this when we signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and we were awarded the Employer Defence Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award late last year.
Pictured left to right are Vic Rice, SSAFA Lincolnshire Branch Secretary, Cathy Pelcot, Divisional Secretary, Lincoln & Waddington, Paula Jelly, Regional Lead East Midlands, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Mike Raw, Caseworker and Assistant Divisional Secretary, Lincoln and Waddington.