The British Ex-Service Wheelchair Sports Association awarded £8,000

The British Ex-Service Wheelchair Sports Association (BEWSA), who have been providing rehabilitation through sport for the disabled ex-services community since 1987, have recently been awarded a grant of £8,000 from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

BEWSA state that they are not an organisation for the disabled, but of the disabled, and the organisation is run by the members.

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Changing Lives receives a grant of £65,000 from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity have recently awarded Changing Lives a grant of £65,000 towards the cost of running and developing their specialist residential veterans support at both Brims and Bibby House.

Changing Lives provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and their families, every month. Through their pioneering and innovative work, they help people to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

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Combat Stress and The Ministry of Defence Announce New Partnership

Combat Stress and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have announced a new partnership to provide an out of hours mental health helpline to serving personnel.

From midday on Sunday 25 February servicemen and women will now have a new number to use when calling the Combat Stress helpline. The MOD will support the new number with the biggest internal marketing campaign on mental health they’ve ever run.

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Have you heard of the ‘Got Your Back’ Campaign launched by the SSAFA?

New research published by SSAFA, The Armed Forces charity, has revealed that less than 1% of the personnel currently serving in the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces or veterans would seek help from a charity if they found themselves in need.

SSAFA, the oldest, national, tri-service military charity in the UK which has provided support to serving personnel, veterans and their families for more than 130 years, has revealed that those who are serving and who have served in our Armed Forces can find it extremely challenging to admit that they have a problem and cannot cope alone.

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