‘No More Falling Soldiers’
Neil Davies of dai4films, a Military Veteran, has been awarded for his voluntary work with St Pancras NHS Military Veterans Mental Health Clinic.
Since Lockdown, Neil has worked with OnParade.org.uk, a Veterans podcast on YouTube, to tell inspiring Veterans stories.
There are 2.6 million Veterans in society. Many from Commonwealth countries and if we include their immediate family, that is a cohort of 6 million people.
Upon leaving the closed society of the Armed Forces, they have to start all over again in a Civvy St they don’t understand. Veterans score higher than other comparable groups for: inadequate housing, domestic violence, homelessness, addictions, mental health problems, criminality and sentencing, and suicide. Coincidently, veterans also score higher than any other group as volunteer workers, in all of the above groups.