Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded Tros Gynnal Plant funds of £284,427 to enable them to pilot a three-year trial of a community based mental health support service for ex-Service personnel and their families from Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, who have a Service-related mental health problem.

Tros Gynnal Plant, a Wales based charity focusing on children, young people and families, will work alongside the current Veterans NHS Wales (VNHSW) service to help ex-Service personnel who have been referred to the VNHSW.

The first of its kind, the project will employ Restorative Engagement to help ex-Service personnel and their families improve their relationships, communication and family functioning. The restorative process is underpinned by participation, fairness, trust and empathy, which facilitate individual and family changes by building on existing family and individual strengths. In turn this leads to improved levels of self-esteem, confidence and autonomy. (Forces in Mind Trust News, 16th February 2018)

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