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North East Veterans Mental Health

Veteran Recovery College wins the Gold Covenant Award

Eric the Veteran Recovery College project lead received The Gold Covenant Award yesterday for our work with veterans and their families.

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The Gold Covenant Award is a prestigious honour that recognises outstanding contributions to the veteran community. It is given to individuals and organisations that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to support veterans and their families. The award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of Eric and the entire team at Anxious Minds in their commitment to helping veterans and their families.

The Veteran Recovery College project, led by Eric, is a unique program that focuses on providing veterans and their families with the tools and resources they need to recover from the mental health challenges that often come with military service. The program offers a wide range of services, including counselling, therapy, and support groups. It also provides training and skill development programs to help veterans increase their employability and find sustainable employment.

The program is designed to be accessible and inclusive, and it serves veterans of all services and ranks, as well as their families. The team at Anxious Minds works closely with veterans to understand their unique needs and tailor the program to meet those needs. This approach has proven to be highly effective, and the program has helped many veterans and their families to find the support and assistance they need to recover from the mental health challenges they face.

In addition to the Gold Covenant Award, Anxious Minds has also received recognition and support from the local government, and NHS trusts. The organisation has built strong relationships with these organisations and other community partners, which has helped to increase the reach and impact of the program.

The Gold Covenant Award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Eric and the team at Anxious Minds. It is also a reminder of the importance of supporting veterans and their families as they navigate the mental health challenges that often come with military service. Anxious Minds is committed to continuing to provide high-quality, accessible, and inclusive support to veterans and their families in the years to come.

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Life Saving Veteran Project wins 5 National Awards

North East mental health support project scoops five awards in its first year.

This life-saving project supports veterans and their families waiting for Op Courage and the NHS mental health services and
also provides long-term support for veterans and their families being discharged from the services.

The project provides lots of different mental health and addiction support services including outdoor therapy.

 

 

It also provides counselling, therapy, and support groups for veterans and their families. The project is staffed by dedicated professionals who understand the unique challenges that veterans face and are committed to helping veterans find employment and succeed.

The project was launched just over a year ago and has already received five awards for its work in supporting veterans and their families. The first award was the Gold Covenant Award, which was presented to the project lead, Eric, for his work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the project has done in supporting veterans and their families.

The second award was the Inspirational Story award, which was presented to the CEO of Anxious Minds, Eddie, for his work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the CEO has done in supporting veterans and their families.

The third award was the Mental Health and Wellbeing award, which was presented to the project for its work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the project has done in supporting veterans and their families.

The fourth award was the Best Practice award, which was presented to the project for its work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the project has done in supporting veterans and their families.

The fifth award was the Partnership award, which was presented to the project for its work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the project has done in supporting veterans and their families.

In conclusion, Anxious Minds is proud to have received these awards for its work in supporting veterans and their families. The project is committed to providing the best possible support to veterans and their families and will continue to do so in the future. We are also proud to be a member of the Counselling Directory as a charity member. This great site is helping people to get fast access to mental health provisional’s across the UK and to support veterans and their families.

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English Veterans Awards

Anxious Minds wins two English Veterans Awards.

Role Model of the Year 2022 Silver Award

Health & Well-being Award Gold Award 2022 (Winner)

We are delighted to of won two awards for our hard work with veterans and their families

Introduction to Anxious Minds and their mission to support veterans with mental health

Anxious Minds is a charity organization that is dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of veterans. Their mission is to provide veterans with the necessary resources and support to help them cope with the unique challenges they face and improve their quality of life.

Founded by a group of veterans who understand the struggles of transitioning to civilian life and the mental health challenges that can come with it, Anxious Minds understands the importance of providing specialized support for veterans. They believe that veterans deserve the best possible mental health care, and they work tirelessly to ensure that veterans have access to the resources they need.

Their range of resources and support includes counseling, therapy, and peer support, groups. They also have a confidential helpline, online support groups, and in-person counseling and therapy.

Anxious Minds is committed to raising awareness about veterans’ mental health and the importance of providing specialized support for veterans. They believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in the lives of veterans and their families.

The English Veterans Awards is an annual event that celebrates and acknowledges the work of organizations and individuals who support veterans and their families in England. This event is a platform that recognizes and honors the contributions and achievements of those who work tirelessly to support the veterans’ community.

Anxious Minds was nominated and won two categories at the English Veterans Awards:

  1. Best Mental Health Support: This category recognizes organizations that provide exceptional mental health support for veterans. Anxious Minds won this award for their commitment to providing veterans with counseling, therapy, and peer support groups, as well as their confidential helpline and online support groups.

  2. Best Veterans Support: This category recognizes organizations that provide exceptional support for veterans and their families. Anxious Minds won this award for their efforts in improving the overall quality of life of veterans and their families through their various resources and support.

Winning these awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Anxious Minds team in providing vital resources and support for veterans dealing with mental health issues. It also highlights the positive impact their work has had on the veterans community.

Anxious Minds Takes Home Two Prestigious English Veterans Awards

Anxious Minds was founded by a veteran using his War Pension with the aim of improving the mental health and well-being of veterans and people of the North East. They provide a range of resources and support, including counseling, therapy, and peer support groups. Their work has had a significant impact on the veterans community, helping individuals to cope with the unique challenges they face and improve their quality of life.

If you or a veteran you know is dealing with mental health issues, Anxious Minds’ resources and support are available to you. They offer a confidential helpline, online support groups, and in-person counseling and therapy. To access their services, simply visit their website or contact their helpline for more information.

In conclusion, Anxious Minds’ recent success at the English Veterans Awards is a testament to the vital work they do in supporting veterans with mental health issues. Their dedication and impact in this field are truly admirable, and we encourage veterans and their families to take advantage of the resources and support they provide. Let us all continue to raise awareness and support for the mental health of our veterans.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Supports Veteran Families

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Funds Award Winning Veteran Families Project.

 

Veteran Families Recovery College and Support Service receives 3 years of funding from the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation. This funding will help North East Veteran Families waiting for NHS veterans mental health services and provide long turn support for veterans and their families leaving the services.

 

 

 

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Veteran Foundation Backs Addiction Support Network

Outstanding News for North East veterans and their families. The Veteran Foundation gives a Grant of £30,000 to Anxious Minds to help set up the Veteran Addiction Recovery Network due to start in January 2022 providing online and in-house support groups.

 

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Winner of the Soldiering on award 2021

Anxious Minds are delighted to have won the Soldiering on award 2021 (health and rehabilitation award).

We have a combined experience of over 80 years working within the Armed Forces Community

It should be obvious that working in a uniformed service can bring danger and stress. Every day our uniformed services work long hours in sometimes very dangerous conditions. They keep us all safe, but sometimes this can come at a personal cost.

It’s an unfortunate reality that these people can, and often do get hurt physically and mentally. It can be the same for veterans of all of the services. A soldier out on the front line, witnessing horrors that many of us could probably never imagine.

These can lead to PTSD, depression, phobias, anxiety, relationship problems, drink and drugs.

Anxious Minds understands that wounds sustained in the service of your duties is not always physical and can affect anyone,  Our founder was diagnosed with clinical depression, chronic anxiety and PTSD, after he left the Armed Forces on completion of 22 years of service and struggled to find support.  We understand that the real battle for those affected in service can often begin at home. We are able to offer confidential support to those suffering from anxiety and depression, safe in the knowledge that they will be looked after and supported when needed.

It is crucial to understand that, no matter how much of a grip your anxiety or depression has on you at the moment, it CAN be removed or managed with the right support, together we can beat anxiety and depression. If you are a veteran of any of the services, then just give us a call.

Our Veteran Support Centre on Newcastle waterfront

 

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Fusiliers run 300 miles covered, in 72hrs

Mental Health is a big issue, particularly within the veteran community. By donating to our event you will be assisting both The Fusilier Aid Society and Anxious Minds charities. These charities support serving soldiers and veterans that are struggling.

The event will start on 24th September 2021 and will comprise of six soldiers from A Coy Fifth Fusiliers running from the First Fusiliers Headquarters in Tidworth, Wiltshire, to the Fifth Fusiliers Headquarters in Newcastle Upon-Tyne. A total distance of 300 miles covered, in 72 hours. Each pair of runners will cover approx. 33 miles a day, for 3 days.

As the event unfolds, please look out for updates on the Fusiliers Facebook page, as we plan to conduct live feeds of the event, as well as interactive meetings, where you can speak to the runners, during the event.

 

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Anxious Minds Launches Veteran Project

 

We’re here to help NORTH EAST Veteran Families

Behind every Soldier or Veteran, there is a loving supportive family or partner, we call this the Armed Forces Community.  It can be very difficult for families leaving the services to find support for themselves and their children, and when one person in the family is struggling with mental health or addiction issues, it can affect the whole family.

We at Veteran Families provide mental health support for adults and children, and advice services on making claims and support back into work.

 

 

 

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Prime Ministers Points of Light Award

Eddie Dean, from Newcastle, used his army pension to fund his charity ‘Anxious Minds’ and help other veterans struggling with mental health issues.

Eddie Dean

After dedicating 22 years to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, which included serving in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, Eddie struggled to return to civilian life and was diagnosed with chronic anxiety, clinical depression and PTSD. He credits the vital support he received from the North East charity ‘Saving Lives’ for his recovery, and this support inspired him to launch his own charity ‘Anxious Minds’ to specifically help veterans in his local area who were struggling with mental ill health. The charity provides free support groups, counselling and mindfulness and relaxation techniques for people who are on the waiting list for medical support. Under his leadership the charity has secured funding from the National Lottery Fund and received an from the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces’ Covenant Fund.

In a personal letter to Eddie, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“You have shown remarkable dedication in ensuring veterans can access mental health support with your charity ‘Anxious Minds’. You know from first-hand experience what a difference this help can make and now, thanks to your hard work, veterans living in the North East can also benefit from this same support. I want to thank you for your inspiring commitment to supporting men and women, like yourself, who have risked their lives to serve our country.”

Mary Glindon, Eddie’s local MP for North Tyneside, said:

“I would like to congratulate Eddie on receiving the Points of Light Award.  He is truly a worthy recipient of this award as someone, who has faced up to his own mental health issues and put the help he received to good use, in turn, to helping others.  He is a credit to himself, to those he supports through his charity and to the whole of North Tyneside.”

Eddie said:

“I am honoured to receive this award on behalf of myself and the team of volunteers here at ‘Anxious Minds’. We work very hard at ‘Anxious Minds’ to improve the mental health services here in the North East and feel humbled to have this recognised by the Prime Minister. On behalf of myself and the team, we thank you.”

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