Listen In supports the significant role families and friends of veterans play in promoting recovery from problems associated with military service, and the transition to civilian life. The Listen In Team will deliver mental health first aid training and practical support to the families and friends of veterans.
The project, developed in accordance with the Armed Forces Covenant, recognises the commitment of the nation not only to members of the armed forces, but also to their families.
In delivering this service, CAIS will be working in partnership with AVOW to offer training and support enabling participants to assist veterans by:
- recognising the symptoms of mental health problems at an early stage;
- acting effectively to get support;
- promoting the recovery (in the home environment wherever possible); and
- managing their own health and well-being.
Listen In is there to help the families and friends of veterans to understand better the potential threats to mental well-being for those who have served in our armed forces. We want to ensure that problems are identified, acknowledged and acted upon. Listen In links to a wide range of other statutory and voluntary services designed to promote good health and positive relationships.