A charity started by a veteran with his War Pension and Winner of the 2021 Soldiering On Healthcare and Rehabilitation Award, Anxious Minds, is proud to announce that it has received three more illustrious awards including: the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Gold Award.
The following press release explains Anxious Minds work, with a quote from Edward Dean, the organisation’s Volunteer CEO.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) is a Ministry of Defence run scheme which encourages employers to support the work of the Ministry of Defence and inspire others to do the same. The ERS Gold award is the highest award of the scheme, recognising organisations who actively support the Armed Forces community in their workplace.
Anxious Minds, alongside 9 other organisations in the North East, was honoured to receive notification of our Gold Award 2022
Anxious Minds has a host of company initiatives and policies in place to encourage and support service personnel in the workforce, including granting additional leave to Reservists so that they can fulfil their training requirements. Anxious Minds signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2016, and has always had a forces-friendly environment within its workplace.
Edward Dean, the Volunteer Chief Executive Officer of Anxious Minds a veteran of 22 years service said: “It was fantastic news to hear that Anxious Minds has won another award for its work with veterans and their families. The Gold Award, under the Employers Recognition Scheme run by the MOD as part of the Covenant.”
“We are delighted with this award, it coincides with the other three National awards we have won for our work with the veteran community over the last 12 months and highlights the support that we have given to veterans and their families, reservists and a number of people that we employ within our staff and is a real recognition of the work our veterans team do across the Armed Forces Community.”
Awards Anxious Minds has won for veteran work.
- ERS Gold Award
- Best Veteran Focused Mental Health Service – North East England GHP Mental Health Awards 2022
- Best Vulnerable People Support Provider North East England Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2021
- Soldiering on Award 2021 (Healthcare and Rehabilitation)
Anxious Minds Veteran Families Recovery College provides the following services for veterans and their families. All services are in-house from the college, we don’t signpost unless there is a need and we cannot provide the support by our partners. Our Aim is to improve the support veterans and their families receive in the North East.
- Addiction Support
- Outdoor Therapy
- Fitness Classes
- Breakfast Club
- Dinner Club
- Food Bank
- Welfare Support
The Veteran Recovery College – Wallsend North Tyneside
We are helping to build a better support network for our Armed Forces Community, highlighting a united commitment to our Armed Forces Covenant.