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Cumbrian Challenge 2020 - A special invite

Mark WWTW's 10th anniversary year with us and our beneficiaries

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Where is the real value in charity impact evaluation studies?- Written by Amy Franklin

For nine years, I worked in corporate fundraising, in that role I regularly used evaluation reports but my focus was very much limited to extracting latest headline figures and good news stories that would sound appealing and could be used to generate more funds. I don’t apologise for this - it helped me to make more money for the organisations I worked for to put back into our services – but it wasn’t until five years ago, when I started in a service delivery role at Walking With The Wounded (WWTW), that I really appreciated that evaluation doesn’t end with those soundbites from a report.

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Meet the WWTW Marathon des Sables 2020 team- Ed Parker

In our upcoming series, we are inviting you to meet the elite WWTW team to find out what motivates them, what they are looking forward to and how they are training for the race.

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Royalties from Second World War Diaries Donated to WWTW

Whilst clearing out his father’s house, Charlie Barne, grandson of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Barne came across his grandfather’s war diaries. When Charlie moved from out of London to Wiltshire in 2016, he used his commute to type up, edit and annotate the diaries. The result is a fascinating first-hand account of the entire Second World War from the perspective of ‘Churchill’s Colonel’. In honour of his grandfather, Charlie has decided to donate all of the royalties from the book to Walking With The Wounded.

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Veteran Mental Health - What is next?- Written by Ed Parker

In my previous article, I noted that the diagnosis of mental health issues in veterans has doubled to 3 per cent in the past decade and I discussed the need to destigmatize veteran mental health. We must be careful about saying there is a problem, and not reacting to address this. In this article, I will explore what the veteran care pathway looks like and how it is being supported by military charities.

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Walking With The Wounded Supporter Survey

Next year marks our 10th anniversary and we want to hear from you.

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Veterans provided with a Head Start on World Mental Health Day

Mental health problems can affect any individual at any time. World Mental Health Day take place on October 10th and it is observed in more than 100 countries. It presents an opportunity to show our support for better mental health provision and that includes looking after ourselves.

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Sharing knowledge across the Atlantic - Written by Amy Franklin

Following the highly successful Mental Health Symposium in London this summer, Walking With The Wounded was invited to meet Home Base at their Centre of Excellence in Boston. Home Base is a partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital; offering world-class clinical care and support, in addition to fitness and mind-body wellness programmes for Service Members and Veterans who struggle with the invisible wounds of war. They also offer counselling and support to family members.

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Why charities should work together to support the walk - Written by Fergus Williams

Every year, thousands of servicemen and woman undergo military training building cohesive teams, spending days, weeks and years working, training and fighting together. However, when military personnel leave the Forces and transition into civilian life, they can sometimes feel isolated and experience feelings of loss.

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A day in the life of...IPS Employment Advisor Chris Carlisle

Chris Carlisle has been an IPS Employment Advisor for many years. He joined Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) in February 2016, at the time in partnership with IPS Provider, Enable, part of Shropshire County Council. Since February 2017 Chris has been employed by WWTW directly.

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