Felix Fund is just one of a wide range of charities that offer help and support to service personnel, veterans and their families to have received BFBS Big Salute grants. These latest grants have been funded by the 2016–2017 Big Salute campaign, thanks to generous donations and sponsored events undertaken by personnel and military communities from across the forces world.
And this year, the Big Salute fundraising pot had additional support from the Services Sound and Vision Corporation’s (SSVC) Board of Trustees.
Felix Fund has used their share to help serving personnel from the wider EOD and Search community attend preventative stress training based on mindfulness. These programmes provide serving military with the tools and techniques to recognise warning signs of stress and to be able to develop their ability to relax, clear their minds and focus on positive aspects of their life. This then feeds back into a more productive and positive work and home environment.
Melanie Moughton, CEO of Felix Fund, says: “Since we introduced these courses back in 2016 they have proved vital in helping individuals recognise when something might be affecting their wellbeing and to enable them to take some time and work through the issues. Receiving this funding will allow us to get more people through the training.”
The latest course held in March was funded almost entirely from the grant from the Big Salute, for which Felix Fund is very grateful.
LCpl who attended “Everything I learnt on this course has been beneficial. I am looking forward to putting the new knowledge into practice.”
WO2 who attended “I didn’t know any way to deal with stress, frustration and anger apart from lashing out. This week has given me tools to deal with life.”
For details of courses currently available, please see our Events page.