The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), through their multi-million pound Mental Health Research Programme (MHRP), has launched a survey to help shape the Trust’s future research into the mental health-related needs of ex-Service personnel and those of their families.
The survey is open for responses until 10 April 2016, and seeks feedback from the professional research community, service deliverers, and ex-Service personnel and their families who have lived experience of mental health problems. This survey represents the initial phase of a fuller consultation process, the results from which will inform the MHRP’s annual Research Priorities Review in the Autumn to ensure they are in line with the needs of the ex-Service community.
To access the survey, please visit link: http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/mhrp-consult
FiMT’s Mental Health Research Programme was launched in October 2015 with an annual disbursement of £1 million for up to five years to encourage high-quality research in the field of veterans’ and their families’ mental health. The Programme was established in collaboration with the Centre for Mental Health and the King’s Centre for Military Health Research, part of King’s College London, and is overseen by a Steering Group of experts. Further details about the Programme, including current research priorities, can be found at link: https://www.fim-trust.org/mental-health/research-programme/
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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. Since 2004 the Fund has given more than £88 million to programmes supporting veterans http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/.
- The Mission of FiMT is to enable all ex-Service personnel and their families to make a successful and sustainable transition
- FiMT awards grants (both reactive and proactive) and commissions research along three key themes: Evidence, Innovation and Collaboration. All work is published to a high standard of reportage to add to the evidence base from which better informed decisions can be made. Read more about those FiMT have helped and reports they have published at the links below:
- Useful links
- FiMT website: fim-trust.org
- Mental Health Research Programme: https://www.fim-trust.org/mental-health/research-programme/
- Reports: fim-trust.org/reports/
- Who we have helped: fim-trust.org/who-we-have-helped/
- Twitter: twitter.com/FIMtrust
- Transition Mapping Study: http://bit.ly/FiMTTMS13
- 2014 Impact Report: http://bit.ly/FiMTimpact2014
- Centre for Mental Health website: http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk
King’s Centre for Military Health website: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/kcmhr