This was a fantastic session with some really key speakers detailing the work which is being done and needs to be done in supporting Women in the Armed Forces community.
You can watch the session back below, where we have broken it down to each presentation including the panel discussion facilitated by Jane Burt, Families Carers and Mental Lead for the Armed Forces Network.
The Armed Forces Public Patient Voice Group – Using the Lived Experience of Women Who Serve and Have Served
Nicky Murdoch MBE, Independent Chair Armed Forces Public Patient Voice Group, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Panel Discussion with Q&As
Facilitated by Jane Burt, Families Carers and Mental Lead, Armed Forces Network
The Awards winners for this session were:
Tracy Evans - Community Engagement, 11 Infantry Brigade South East HQ
Tracy’s input into the Network goes beyond her role as community engagement lead. She is a consistent source of support and advice to the Network, championing the work that we do whenever the opportunity arises. Tracy has helped us to build some invaluable local connections over the years, she is always willing to help get new initiatives and projects off the ground and has been a key player in our work with the local Gurkha and Nepalese communities in Kent. We are forever grateful for the vital role Tracy plays in helping us to achieve success. Thank you Tracy!
Major Jodie Kennedy-Smith - SO2 Transition Life Skills, 11 Infantry Brigade South East HQ
Jodie has been a great advocate of the Armed Forces Network. She has been an excellent representative of 11 Brigade, with an exchange of learning and experience which has aided her work within the military and ours to support the wider Armed Forces Community. Jodie continues to support us at our events/training and make us aware of national programmes and ensuring that we know of any new developments and possible linkages.
Col. (Rtd) Ali Brown
Alison has flown under the radar for a long time content to be working in the background but ensures that the WRAC Association and its members are included in many areas of society. She prompts recognition for those women veterans that do not seek but deserve it and also provides a voice to those without a platform. Her ability to communicate across the generations is commendable and she has taken the WRAC Association and its members from strength to strength - in a selfless and committed manner.