Veterans Health and Wellbeing: Including Service Evaluation and Safeguarding Workshop

This one day workshop is designed to give an understanding of military veterans and the Armed Forces community to those that may deal with them on a regular basis. It is intended to give direction to professional services as to the issues that are faced by veterans and their families and where to access help for them. It is also to give guidance as to what priority medical care is and what it means for providers.

Link to Veterans Health and Wellbeing: Including Service Evaluation and Safeguarding Workshop event
Thursday, 26th July, 2018
09:00 - 16:00
Warrington Campus

Aims

The aim of this workshop is to give an understanding and insight into the Armed Forces Community  (AFC), who makes up this community and the specific biopsychosocial needs aligned to their care, health and wellbeing.

Objectives

  1. Acquire an awareness of the armed forces community and an understanding of the term veteran.
  2. Obtain an appreciation of the communication skills/language required for engaging with the armed forces community.
  3. Articulate the key psychological and social factors affecting health and wellbeing.
  4. Recognise the key role that professionals have in improving and promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of the armed forces community.
  5. Provide an insight into evaluating services and the importance of safeguarding with a vulnerable population.

Workshop Content

The workshop will focus on the facts surrounding the armed forces population. We then look at relevant statistics of both serving military personnel and the veteran population, as well as the wider Armed Forces community made of  parents, partners, children and siblings, and consider the issues that individuals may face during and following active service.

A number of services are on off er to assist servicemen/women and veterans with a range of medical or social issues. The fi nal section of the workshop is intended to assist service providers when they are dealing with veterans and the wider community.

Target Audience:

The target groups for this workshop are those with a vested interest in the armed forces and veteran’s community, including:

  • NHS Staff (GP’s, nurses, psychologists, Emergency Service Personnel)
  • Social Services
  • Criminal Justice (Police, Probation, Prison Service)
  • Local Authorities
  • Housing Associations
  • Charities

The Veterans awareness days will be: 

  • 12 April 2018, 09:00 to 16:00 – Chester
  • 26 Jul 2018, 09:00 to 16:00 – Warrington
  • 22 Nov 2018, 09:00 to 16:00 – Chester
You can book tickets online via the University of Chester store.

To find out more, please contact:

John Goulding,  Research Assistant - Tel:  01244 52369 - Email: j.goulding@chester.ac.uk