How to spot post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in loved ones, dealing with post-natal depression, or anxiety, and other mental health issues, will be some of the issues discussed in a week-long series with BFBS.
How to deal with these issues, especially during lockdown, and in the context of service life, will be the focus of the Mind Kind series.
Mind Kind is a week-long series of interviews, videos, case studies, and practical tips and information on mental health and forces families, across BFBS platforms.
The week will culminate in an interactive panel session on BFBS Radio Facebook on Friday 3rd July at 1pm (UK time) to bring together families, mental health experts and welfare champions to help support forces families with the mental health challenges they face.
If you have a question you would like our panel to discuss on 3rd July, please email [email protected].
Helen Helliwell - Director Armed Forces People Policy
WO1 (SEAC) Glenn Haughton OBE - Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chiefs of Staff Committee
Dr Dominic Murphy, Head of Research at Combat Stress and President of the UK Psychological Trauma Society
Diane Palmer – award-winning qualified nurse, social worker and therapist with 27 years experience specialising in military and veterans mental health for the past 16 years.
Nicola Flanagan – military wife and Founding Director of MAMBA UK and a Perinatal Consultant specialising in pre and postnatal trauma and anxiety.
Amy Winch – mental health champion, married to Lt Col Joe Winch, Royal Marines.
Chair: Nicky Ness – Director of Broadcasting and Entertainment, BFBS.