Veterans in Practice (VIP) supports military veterans by creating a space where they can discuss similar personal experiences, be creative and gain new social connections and experiences. Since 2012 Veterans in Practice have worked with artists and technologists to produce creative projects including animations, documentaries and online projects. 


RSPH Arts and Health Awards have been running for eight years, and work to contribute to the on-going national remembrance of the First World War by focusing on the role of creative arts activities and organisations in helping to support the wellbeing of military personnel and their families. RSPH Arts and Health Awards also seek to recognise the work of arts organisations in supporting the rehabilitation and recovery of ex-servicemen experiencing issues of psychological health problems, those affected by homelessness and those within the criminal justice system.


Presentations of the 2015 RSPH Arts and Health Awards and Special Commendations for initiatives on Creative Arts and the Wellbeing of Armed Forces and ex-Services Personnel and their Families were presented on Wednesday 18 November in London, where Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC presented the awards.


Nominations for the award were considered by the Awards Committee in relation to criteria such as the project having generated evidence on the effectiveness of creative arts participation in promoting wellbeing and health, and evidence of the project having a wide scope and range, addressing issues of diversity and inclusion.


Veterans in Practice is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and run in partnership with Liverpool Veterans Project.


For more information, or to get involved in the project please contact