The Military Human: Understanding Military Culture and Transition



Course leader

Nick Wood

Length of course

One-day study day

Course Venue

York St John University (but can be delivered to teams on-site)

Level & credit

Study Day

Fees & funding

Fee £95

Funded places are available

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This course is part of the Military Human CPD Series

Course Outline

The ex-Armed forces community makes up 6.2 million of the UK population (Royal British Legion, 2014) with nearly 1 in 10 of all adult males being a Veteran (Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report, 2014).

Are you aware of the increasing levels of legislation around supporting this Priority Healthcare group as directed by the Department of Health?

Are you aware of the support services available for them?

This one day course will give you an in-depth understanding into the needs of this client group, but also will provide you with a range of resources to make your work with them more effective and efficient, without extra workload.

Who should attend

Anyone who wants to access resources to give their clients a better service and wants to know how to give treatment under the new Armed Forces Covenant. It will be beneficial to Senior Managers, Managers, Practitioners and GP Practices. Funded places are available if you are a health and social care professional working in the Yorkshire & Humber region.

How will it benefit my work

  • It will give you a greater understanding of the issues facing ex Armed Forces personnel, Reservists or Dependants
  • It will show you the resources and support services available for this group, including a pack of resources to take away.
  • You will be able to provide a more effective service to this client group
  • Because of the resources you will be given you will quickly know where to find help for this growing group
  • Improve the management of waiting lists for Veterans
  • Be able to demonstrate meeting the growing legislation for working with this client group

What will I learn?

  • You will be able to identify who this client group are.
  • An in-depth understanding of the culture of this group and how this impacts on their accessing services available to them.
  • You will learn about the increasing legislation surrounding this client group.
  • Learn about and take away a pack of resources of support services and funding available for Veterans.

Course leader biography:

Nick Wood, Education and Development Lead 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.

Contact Us

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


T: 01904 876825

Attendee Feedback:

"Eye opening experience into badly needed insight of ‘forces culture’ and how service is accessed. The delivery of the material was excellent, interesting and informative. Useful for future support with veterans."

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