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50 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces NHS Hastings and Rother and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) were named amongst Britain’s top supporters of the Armed Forces yesterday, alongside a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards. The MOD announced the ‘Gold Awards’ for 50Continue Reading

Together We CAN Make A Difference 2018

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This was a multi-disciplinary conference to demonstrate the work taking place across Surrey, Sussex and Kent & Medway for the Armed Forces Community. The event showcased what has been happening across the patch to break down the barriers between organisations and highlight the achievements to meet the Armed Forces Covenant. The Lord Lieutenant for EastContinue Reading

STP Listening Events – East Kent

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East Kent are holding listening events for their Sustainability and Transformation Plans. These events are part of their ongoing conversations with local people about the future of the NHS and social care. There are five events taking place as below: Canterbury 29 June 2017 9.15am to 12.30 pm St Lawrence Cricket Ground, Old Dover Rd,Continue Reading

Shell Shock – The Play

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The project ‘Shell Shock the play’ tells one soldier’s story of coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy Atkins’ observations on life on civvy street are poignant, frequently comic and always moving. His over-emotional responses to post office queues, a trip to Ikea, his relationships and family lead toContinue Reading

Mental Health First Aid Training

Do you work with or interact with anyone in the Armed Forces Community, whether it be serving or ex-serving personnel, veterans or their families? The Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network is happy to announce that they are now able to deliver Armed Forces Mental Health First Aid training in support of the Armed forcesContinue Reading

Health and Wellbeing Events

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Are you a military veteran aged 65 or over? Come along and meet other veterans, share your stories and experiences and make new friends. Take the opportunity to have health MOTs and to try out a few sports. Get involved in a drama performance lead by professionals from Maidstone’s Hazlitt Theatre and talk to the many local community organisations present.Continue Reading

Pedal to Paris

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This four-day ride from London to Paris is a unique opportunity to take part in a fully supported professional bike ride while raising money for the Armed Forces community. Setting off from London, the four-day event will take you through beautiful English and French countryside covering a total of 460km/284miles. Once in France, there areContinue Reading

Champions Training 18 October 2016

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The Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network are rolling out the award winning Champions Training from the Sussex Armed Forces Network. This an opportunity to undertake a fun, informative and varied educational day raising awareness of the needs of veterans in our communities and helping you to establish a support network of Service Champions inContinue Reading

Shattered Minds: Our Traumatic Wars

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Mosaic Films are lead partner on a public engagement project about service-related mental health called Shattered Minds. At the heart of the project are a number of short animated documentaries narrated by Veterans – aimed at addressing the stereotypes, prejudice and misinformation surrounding War Trauma. Focussing on, the Falklands and Iraq and Afghanistan. The key target audiences for the filmsContinue Reading