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Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference 2021: Transition of Service People and Families

23rd March 2021 @ 9:30 am - 24th March 2021 @ 1:30 pm


*This conference was postponed in March 2020, because of the COVID19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce that the new date is 23rd March 2021 followed by a round table on 24th March, subject to ongoing developments. All March ticket-holders will be able to transfer their ticket to the new event or receive a full refund if desired. One of our team will be in touch soon to confirm what ticket-holders would like to do. The information on this page is subject to change as we learn more about ongoing developments. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.*

The second Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre (FiMT RC) Conference, sponsored by Lord Ashcroft, will focus on “Transition of Service People and Families”.  Speakers will include a range of experts bringing together policy, research and the ‘lived experience’ to provide unique and rounded perspectives on significant issues of interest. We look forward to welcoming you to this special opportunity to network with others from different sectors working in the field, including academia, the charity sector, military and government.

Key speakers will include:

Dr Dawne Vogt, US Dept of Veterans’ Affairs
Ray Lock, Chief Executive, Forces in Mind Trust
Dr Dominic Murphy, Combat Stress
Chloe Mackay, Regular Forces Employment Association
Professor Mike Almond, Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre
Ren Kapur, X-Forces

Location and directions

The conference is taking place in the Hoare Memorial Hall at Church House, Westminster.

The Hoare Memorial Hall is on the first floor of Church House and will be signposted from the ground floor reception.  Lifts are available.  For disabled access to Church House, please use the entrance on Great Smith Street.


There is a cloakroom available on the lower ground floor of Church House – please ask at reception on arrival for directions.

Timings and programme

To be confirmed for the new March 2021 dates. The conference package is likely to include a main conference day on Tuesday 23rd March and round table on Wednesday 24th March.

Hotel accommodation

Should you require overnight accommodation, the Doubletree Hilton Westminster is nearby.


Tickets can be purchased here. There is a discounted ticket price available for registered users of the VFR Hub. Click here to register.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Caroline Tapper:

01245 684363


Church House
Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ United Kingdom


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