The one-day Conference was originally set up as a response to the need for a reasonably priced event which would bring together a range of stakeholders with an interest in veterans’ mental health. The first Conference was held in 2015 and it has continued to increase in popularity, selling out each year. FiMT first sponsored the Conference in 2016.
Held at King’s College London, the Conference attracts a range of international speakers and delegates including prominent academics, researchers, and mental health practitioners. It offers attendees the chance to share ideas on emerging policies and interventions, and to promote and discuss new research findings. The aim of the event is to increase the understanding of the mental health needs of veterans and how they can be best supported.
The low ticket price that FiMT funding enables, together with the further discount we provide to members of Cobseo – the Confederation of Service Charities, ensures that even the smallest charity is able to attend and to contribute to the debate. This is a perfect example of how Forces in Mind Trust works within its Enabler Programme to promote better understanding and improve collaboration across the whole sector.