Sounds good. Not something that I (we) could influence with my FiMT RC/Hub hat on, but perhaps one that the higher ups in VAPC are discussing nationally with Vets UK/OVA/MOD? I’m not up to speed if so. Perhaps I’ll find out more at our SE meeting an a week or two…
Just had a look. I guess that would be useful for confidential VAPC/Vets UK case work?
What we were also thinking, at least initially and given the lockdown situ and potential isolating effect, was creating an e-drop-in chat forum here for vets to sign up to and use to talk to the ‘tribe’. A bit like Dereck Hardman’s breakfast club concept, but a…[Read more]
Hi Andrew, and thanks for this. We had a brief Twitter chat just now, so you know how much of great idea I think this is. Prior to something perhaps more ‘official’ being generated, I have spoken to the host of this forum (my colleague who manages this Hub here at the FiMT Research Centre), and we could look into provide a similar and interim…[Read more]
My experience (and research more broadly) would lead me to agree with you Darryl. Based on experience and research, peer support in terms of enhancing the educational experience can be crucial (interesting given the sudden C19-linked distance learning explosion). Add in that personal connection, support and camaraderie etc is a pivotal aspect of…[Read more]
This is a good point Darryl. Moreover, in the current COVID climate, this might be a huge concern for the wider student body in any HE (or pan-educational) environment, and particularly the veterans/reservist community who are, or were, enculturated into a highly socialised form of life and work.
The current situation will have fast-forwarded the…[Read more]
Andy, the Canadian Veterans Transition Network are on to this. Please see https://vtncanada.org and read these articles: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/247784545_Coming_Home_A_Group-Based_Approach_for_Assisting_Military_Veterans_in_Transition and https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ651687.pdf.
The latter is particularly focused on…[Read more]
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