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- Friday 25 February 2011
- 8.00pm to 9.15pm
- Lecturers: Prof Simon Wessely
UK Armed Forces have been involved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for longer than the First or Second World Wars. One intervention has now come to an end, the other continues. But what has been the psychological and social cost? The media tells us to expect a tidal wave of mental health problems amongst those who served there –especially given that seems to be happening in the USA. Given that we fought the same enemy, on the same terrain, facing similar threats and risks, and sadly for the last few years taking the same rate of casualties, we should expect the same over here. But what are the facts? Prof Simon Wessely, Director of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research, will present the latest findings from the main studies of the health of the UK Forces, as well as putting these into historical context.
FEDs are open to Ri Members and their guests.
Tickets: free to Ri Full Members/ £10 Associate Members/ £15 guests. Please note tickets purchased on the door will incur a £2 booking fee.
If you haven't been before, you should bear in mind that FEDs are by tradition formal occasions, and while evening dress is not obligatory, it is customary. Smart dress is acceptable.
Make a night of it! Come for a cocktail or something delicious, modern and British to eat in the bar. ‘Time & Space' at the Ri has the perfect atmosphere for a night out.
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