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Covid-19 Series. A day in the life of Employment Advisor Jonathan Scott-Laws during lockdown.

Jon has been a Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) Employment Advisor since April 2019. Jon supports referrals from the NHS veteran mental health team in Essex. The Essex NHS team is one third of the Midlands & East Veterans Service (MEVS), within the nationwide Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS).

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Managing anger and irritability during lockdown. Written by Carolyn Brown

With all the extra time being spent together during the COVID lockdown measures, it is important to have conversations about what each person within the household needs.

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WWTW + Contact to co-host Mental Health Twitter Takeover

Join us on June 1st between 12.30pm-1.30pm as WWTW Therapist, Emma McDonald takes over Contact's Twitter page to answer your questions about mental health.

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WWTW Manchester Team receive High Sheriff Special Recognition Award

Last week the Walking With The Wounded team in Manchester were presented with ‘The High Sheriff Special Recognition Award’ for their outstanding contribution to the community during the Coronavirus pandemic

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Mental Health Awareness Week - Be Kind. Written by WWTW mental health therapist, Frances Howlett

“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth and your heart for love” -Buddha This is all very appropriate and true. But just to look at the kindness part for a minute.

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Covid-19 Series. Q+A with WWTW Mental Health Therapist Ian Best.

Despite the disruption many of us are facing, WWTW are still here to support those who served. As part of our ongoing support, we've set up regular live Twitter Q+A sessions with our mental health therapists. This offers you the chance to ask any mental health question you might have.

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Mental Health Awareness Week - An act of kindness. Written by WWTW Therapist, Aaron.

When we feel at our most vulnerable, we tend to expect the worst as our fears bubble up, but when we are met with kindness and care from others, it has the capacity to restore our hope and overcome our fears and we all need it to survive.

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Winners & Takeaways from #CumbrianChallengeAtHome

“We couldn’t just switch the lights off” - This was the cornerstone of Walking With The Wounded CEO Ed Parker’s video update delivered to teams who would normally have been taking part in Grasmere, Cumbria, at the charity’s biggest in-person fundraising event of the year.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: What is kindness? - Written by WWTW Mental Health Therapist Caroline Lacey

Kindness is a quality, or value, and is seen in our social behaviours towards others. To be kind is to act in a way that shows genuine thought for, and a feeling of compassion towards, another person.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Being kind to ourselves - Written by WWTW Mental Health Therapist Vikki Powell.

Being kind to ourselves and others is now a common refrain. Sounds obvious doesn’t it? But for many of us, it is hard to do regularly, consistently and without dismissing our acts of kindness as something of little value.

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