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Citizenship Reloaded 

Forward Assist are offering military veterans a unique opportunity to take part in an 8 week  veteran specific course designed to improve the Quality of Life  for those making the transition from military service to civilian life.

The interactive group sessions will be facilitated by highly qualified and experienced Social Worker & Mental Health professionals.  A host of specialist partners including a Life Coach and Veterans with lived experience will facilitate the group sessions. The groups will take place between  10.00-13.00 hrs at the John Willie Sams Centre in Dudley near Cramlington Northumberland. (Dates TBA) Lunch and refreshments will provided to all participants. The programme will be delivered throughout the year over a rolling 8 week period.

The topics covered will include:

Who are you?

  • Identity - Transition - Adjustment - Assimilation 

Navigating Support Services in Civilian Life

  • Drug & Alcohol Dependency
  • Mental Health Support
  • Family Support
  • Housing

Resilience Training & Problem Solving Skills   

  • Communication Skills 
  • Life Coaching 
  • Goal Setting 
  • Citizenship & How to Serve Your Community 
  • Being - Becoming - Belonging 
‘All veterans to some degree or other experience a period of adjustment when transitioning back to civilian life after time served in the military. ‘Citizenship Reloaded’ is an 8 week, community based ‘Quality Of Life’ training course that educates veterans on how to access specialist support and navigate life on ‘Civvy Street’. The project introduces veterans to the support services available to them within their local community. Specialist mental health workers deliver training to teach emotional resilience and problem solving skills and life, education, training & employment coaches work with the veterans  to improve future life chances. I am delighted to add my support to this innovative intervention’.
Johnny Mercer MP