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Introduction to the Armed Forces Community

Welcome to the “Introduction to the Armed Forces Community” educational module. These online sessions were supported by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, Health Education England and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. The programme is encapsulated in 6 chapters to educate nurses and healthcare practitioners to deliver optimum care to military veterans and their families through an understanding and insight into the Armed Forces Community. The 6 chapters cover areas such as the common physical and mental health issues impacting on veterans and their families and signals the available help. It also contains a series of animated videos following the Johnson family through their life and explores the struggles they face; which mirror those of many veterans and their families. This free initiative can be accessed as a complete module or each chapter can be viewed as a stand-alone repository of information for anyone looking for specific information.

Background to the project and the evaluation were published in Finnegan, AP., et al (2020). Educating Nurses to Deliver Optimum Care to Military Veterans and their Families. Nurse Education in Practice.

Photograph of colleagues outside the University of Chester

Introduction to the Armed Forces Community

Session One

The British Armed Forces and Veterans

Session Two

Military Nursing

Session Three

Military Mental Health

Session Four

Caring for and Supporting the Armed Forces Community

Session Five

Caring for and Supporting the Armed Forces Community: Reflections

Session Six