Forces in Mind Trust have launched a new mental health section on their website today. It provides full details of the Mental Health Research Programme, a collaborative project with Centre for Mental Health and the King’s Centre for Military Health Research.

The recently launched programme awards funding to research projects, providing the resources needed to better understand ex-Service Personnel’s mental health problems, and how best to support them. It supports the Forces in Mind Trust’s goal to help ex-Service personnel and their families make a successful transition back to civilian life. The programme has an annual disbursement of £1 million for up to 5 years, and the new website section has full details of current funding opportunities, details on how to apply for funding, as well as outlining the programme’s research priorities.

Ray Lock, Chief Executive of Forces in Mind Trust, unveiling the new website section says:

Suffering mental health problems presents one of the key challenges that ex-Service personnel and their families can face when leaving the Armed Forces that can make transition to civilian life extremely difficult. Through our new Mental Health Research Programme website section, we hope to attract quality research applications relevant to our priority research topics to deliver robust and credible evidence that, by influencing policy makers and service deliverers, will make a significant contribution to the mental health and well-being of ex-Service personnel and their families.

The new Forces in Mind Trust mental health website area can be found here. To read more on our work on Military Veterans click here.