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Military charity ‘Walking With The Wounded’ shortlisted for prestigious Mental Health and Well-being Award

Military Charity, Walking With The Wounded (‘WWTW’) has been shortlisted for the new Mental Health and Well-being Award. The Charity’s mental health and Independent Employment Support (IPS) programme has been shortlisted for the ‘Innovative mental health intervention’ category.

The Mental Health and Well-being Awards are a celebration of effective mental health or well-being interventions across the UK. Organisations, charities, health services, providers, professionals, and members of the public were invited to nominate those who have gone above and beyond in making the difference to those experiencing mental health difficulties or helping enhance people’s wellbeing.

WWTW Deputy Operations Director, Amy Franklin said,

“It’s fantastic that WWTW has been recognised by the Mental Health and Well-being Awards. There is clear evidence that being unemployed has a negative impact on mental health and wellbeing. There is also clear evidence that people with mental health problems are more likely than others to become unemployed. Our IPS employment and mental health programmes support ex-military men and women towards independence. The two programmes go hand in hand”.

Richard Curtis, Programme Director, Mental Health Awareness Programme, commented,

“It is a pleasure to recognise the outstanding work of Walking With The Wounded by shortlisting them. Their Head Start and Employment programmes are just two examples of how they are serving the mental health of ex-military personnel”