Duke of Sussex to Attend Veterans’ Mental Health Conference

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THE DUKE OF SUSSEX TO ATTEND VETERANS’ MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

King’s College London

Thursday 14th March, 2019

The Duke of Sussex will attend the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College London on Thursday 14th March.

The event, organised by the King’s Centre for Military Health Research with funding from the Forces in Mind Trust, will this year focus on evidence, innovation and practice. Experts in their field – from prominent academics and researchers and mental health practitioners through to journalists – will be brought together to share ideas around initiatives and best practice and discuss findings and progress on better supporting veterans’ mental health.

The Duke will join delegates to listen to the opening address by the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence, People and Veterans, and presentations throughout the morning that will focus on international perspectives on military mental health. After the morning session concludes, His Royal Highness will have the chance to meet some of the conference speakers.

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research. The Centre is co-directed by Professor Sir Simon Wessely and Professor Nicola Fear, who draw on the experience of their multidisciplinary team to produce relevant scientific research at the highest level.

The Duke of Sussex is passionate about promoting the welfare of those who are serving or who have served their country in the Armed Forces. His attendance at the conference is part of his on-going work at The Royal Foundation with the Heads Together campaign to change the national conversation on mental health, and his work in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence aimed at improving mental health support and training across the Defence community.

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