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Short course

The Military Human: Understanding Military Culture and Transition

The combat experience of veterans may be very difficult to comprehend for some, so this study day will give you an in-depth understanding into their needs

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Gain an indepth understanding of the needs of the Armed Forces Community and receive resources and training to help support veterans and their families.


  • Duration – 2 x 2 hour webinars
  • Start date – Contact us for further information using the form below.
  • Facilitator - Nick Wood, Armed Forces and Uniformed Services Manager

Course Fees

    £80 For self-funded individuals

Course information

By attending this course you will:

This course will give you an in-depth understanding into the needs of this client group, provide you with a range of resources, and a tool kit to make your work with the Armed Forces Community (6.2 million of the UK population (Royal British Legion, 2014) more effective and efficient by harnessing the wide range of free to access support services available.

  • You will be able to identify who this client group are.
  • You will have in-depth understanding of military culture and how this may impact on accessing services.
  • You will learn about the increasing legislation surrounding this client group.
  • Take away a pack of resources of support services and funding available for veterans and their families

The Armed Forces Covenant has been signed by all the Local Authorities in the UK (including 3 in Northern Ireland) and is part of the NHS Constitution (NHS, CCG or commissioned Health and Social Care providers).

Contact us to request for this course to be delivered to your organisation or team:


What difference will it make to my attendees?

The course is appropriate for anyone (first point of contact/practitioners/ service providers)who come into contact with members of the public, carry out assessments, interviews, face to face engagement , provides interventions or treatment options and who wants to access resources to give their clients/patients/service users/customers a better service or access priority healthcare treatment under the Armed Forces Covenant.

Benefits to the employee


  • a greater understanding of the issues facing ex Armed Forces personnel, Reservists or Dependants.
  • access to resources and support services, including a pack of resources to take away.
  • the provision of a more effective service to this client group.
  • access to free bespoke support services (health and community), providing cost effective and quality services available to veterans and their families.
  • an ability to quickly know where to find help because of the resources you will be given.
  • an improvement to the management of waiting lists and access to bespoke services for veterans, especially around serve related injuries or issues.
  • an ability to demonstrate meeting the growing legislation for working with this client group and a commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and NHS Constitution.


Course leader biographies

Nick Wood, Armed Forces and Uniformed Services Manager at York St John University

Nick served in the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) and saw active service during the Falklands War in 1982. In 2010 he was awarded the Butler Trust HRH Princess Royal Award for services to Veterans following the development and national roll out of the Veterans In Custody Support model for the National Offender Management Services. The model includes the identification ‘Ask the Question’ process which was shared with NHS services.

Following the on-going success of the Veterans Awareness CPD, Nick was invited to attend the Forces In Mind Trust 2 day consultation at St Georges House Windsor to discuss the issues around ‘Transition’ to civilian life for Service Leavers. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Anglia Ruskin University Veterans and Families Institute contributing to their MSc Veterans and Families Studies and is part of the NHS England Liaison and Diversion project pilot board in Wakefield incorporating the identification of ex-Armed Forces people into the pathway model.

Nick sits on the national SSAFA Prison In Reach Focus Group and has been invited to be part of the newly formed COBSEO (cluster group) Veterans in the Criminal Justice System. In his YSJU role he assists the NHS Armed Forces Commissioning and Network groups, MoD Yorkshire & Humber VAPC and numerous Local Authorities to take their Covenant, strategic and supportive agendas forward.

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