There are only two weeks left to apply for Forces in Mind Trust’s (FiMT’s) concessionary rate ticket scheme, which is open to members and associate members of The Confederation of Service Charities, to attend the King’s Centre for Military Health Research’s (KCMHR) Veterans’ Mental Health Conference 2017, entitled ‘Veterans’ Mental Health – The Wider Perspective’.

KCMHR, part of King’s College London, has hosted two successful ‘Veterans’ Mental Health’ one-day conferences to date, bringing together academics, charities and policy makers with an interest in the field to network and to hear the latest research from speakers of world-class reputation from across leading UK and international institutions.  FiMT attended the inaugural 2015 conference and, following a highly positive reaction to the event, offered sole sponsorship of the 2016 conference. With the growing importance and relevance of these conferences, and the close fit with FiMT’s charitable aims and objectives, the Trust awarded a longer sponsorship term from 2017 to 2019, which includes a concessionary rate scheme to encourage selected organizations working within this sector to attend.

Presentations and debates for the 2017 event will focus on issues ranging from the use of peers in improving treatment seeking, to whether veterans’ mental health care should be part of mainstream services.  Speakers from the United States and from Canada will also highlight their countries’ perspectives on veterans’ mental health.

The event takes place on 16th March 2017 from 9.15am to 5.10pm (followed by a networking reception) at King’s College London.  The standard fee to attend the event is £99 and includes all refreshments, lunch, drinks, canapé reception, free WiFi and a certificate of attendance.

To apply for a concessionary rate, applicants must be members or associate members of The Confederation of Service Charities.  There are fifty concessionary rate tickets available for the discounted price of £49 each, which will be offered on a first come first served basis, at a maximum of two concessions per organization.  To determine entitlement to this special rate, please email Forces in Mind Trust’s Executive Assistant, Vips Hirani, on, specifying whether you wish for one or two concessions, and confirming your membership or associate membership of Cobseo.  Should you be successful, FiMT will contact you with a rebate number and invite you to book a place(s) at the standard £99 fee through the e-booking link below.  After the event, you will receive a rebate for £50, together with a receipt.

The deadline for concession applications is 31st December 2016.

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About the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT):

  • FiMT came about from a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund (‘the Fund’), Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities) and other charities and organisations.  FiMT continues the Fund’s long-standing legacy of support for veterans across the UK with an endowment of £35 million awarded in 2012.
  • The mission of FiMT is to enable ex-Service personnel and their families make a successful and sustainable transition to civilian life, and it delivers this mission by generating an evidence base that influences and underpins policy making and service delivery.
  • FiMT awards grants (for both responsive and commissioned work) to support its change model around 6 outcomes in the following areas: Housing; Employment; Health and wellbeing; Finance; Criminal Justice System; and Relationships.
  • All work is published in open access and hosted on the Veterans’ Research Hub.  A high standard of reportage is demanded of all grant holders so as to provide a credible evidence base from which better informed decisions can be made.