Hi folks,


We were really fascinated by this story about the current provision for mental health in the Armed Forces. Following huge investment and better understanding of mental health issues, serving military personnel are reporting a very low rate of mental ill-health – averaging at 2.7%, compared to 4.4% among the British public. It’s clear from this that mental health provision for our serving colleagues is pretty good.

However, there was a huge red flag for us in this article, in that many veterans find it difficult to find work when they leave the forces due to a perception among employers that they are likely to have mental health issues. Let’s make this really clear; all our employers know your value and we will keep on spreading the word!

On a lighter note, we enjoyed watching the attendance figures notch up for this Facebook event for people planning to “storm Area 51 and see the aliens”… Good luck with that, chaps!

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Regards,

The Team

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News round–up    

 

UK Defence Spending Is Declining, Defence Select Committee Says

An underground military bunker could be yours for £10,000

OPINION: Where Will The British Military Next Be Deployed?

Ashchurch MoD staff 'sent on indefinite leave' after discovery of 'widespread asbestos contamination'

Threat level raised to 'critical' for UK ships in Iranian waters

Iranian boats 'tried to intercept British tanker'

Setting Sail: Final Regatta For Troops In Germany

Kalashnikov creates new anti-drone gun

HMS Queen Elizabeth put three crew members at risk of drowning after 66,000-gallon water leak

British Military Developing Weapons Which Don't Need Ammo

Army racism tribunal: Officer 'referred to coloured people'

Armed Forces Personnel Join 'Biggest Ever' London Pride

Former married quarters at ex-MOD site Wilton Park are coming up for sale

Photos of elite Royal Navy Commandos during Gibraltar tanker raid Iran says was illegal

'A TERRORIST'S DREAM' Ministry of Defence secret files on Britain’s chemical warfare base ‘found dumped in London wheelie bin’

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Joke: Calling card 

A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door.

He took out a business card, wrote 'Revelation 3:20' on the back of it and stuck it in the door.

When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, 'Genesis 3:10..'

Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter.

Revelation 3:20 begins "Behold, I stand at the door and knock."

Genesis 3:10 reads, "I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid for I was naked."

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