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Media Release: MindRight funding awarded by Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Friday 4 October, 2019

Friday October 4th, 2019



South Australian ex-service organisation Friends of the Veterans Association (FOVA) has announced that it has been successful in attaining grant funding from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to assist in the implementation of its MindRight workshops to ex-serving personnel. 

The announcement was made last night at the Soldier On and StoryRight Career Pathways Networking Event, hosted by the University of South Australia. 

FOVA currently supports and administers the successful StoryRight program that delivers skills translation and communication workshops to veterans seeking civilian employment. 

The new workshops draw on the academic work of Dr Paula Dabovich and are being developed by the StoryRight team for delivery in 2020. The workshops will take a non-clinical approach in helping participants to shift their mindset, addressing isolation in a supportive environment.

The MindRight program will also enable a small group of veterans to be trained as peer-to-peer workshop facilitators.

MindRight will support StoryRight’s mission, “empowering veterans, one story at a time”, and demonstrates how collaboration within South Australia’s veteran community is generating innovation to improve veterans’ health and wellbeing.

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