Introducing Vectis Veterans: Enhancing Support for Isle of Wight Veterans

Vectis Veterans Veterans Outreach Support for veterans on the Isle of Wight

Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) is proud to announce an expansion of its services on the Isle of Wight through the launch of our new ‘Vectis Veterans’ project. ‘Vectis Veterans’ marks an exciting expansion of our Isle of Wight support services. It involves funding awarded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT)  Reaching and Supporting […]

How to use Eventbrite to book VOS event tickets

As you may know, all of our VOS Service User events are now available to book directly through Eventbrite.   It’s a great way for our service users to view all of our active activities and events, see what’s available and book tickets for the events they want to attend. I’m sure you’re going to love […]

Supporting Veterans Through Alcohol Awareness Week & Beyond

Alcohol Awareness Week Veterans Outreach Support

It’s Alcohol Awareness Week from 3-9 July 2023, and this year’s theme is ‘Alcohol and Cost.’  Developing a healthy relationship with alcohol AND a strong support system can be crucial to good mental health, for veterans and for everyone. Many among us who experience mental health struggles turn to alcohol for help managing symptoms of […]

VOS Receives Cobseo’s Veterans Mental Health Awareness Standard – VMHAS

VOS Receives Cobseo VMHAS

We are pleased to announce that VOS has received the Veterans Mental Health Awareness Standard (VMHAS) from the Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo). The VMHAS acknowledges the positive, effective, non-clinical work we do at VOS to support mental health in our ex-Forces community. We do also facilitate access to clinical mental health support, but that […]

No Rules, Just Tools: ‘Art Journaling’ For Wellbeing at Veterans Outreach Support 🎨

Veterans in Portsmouth participate in an Art Journaling session for creativity and wellbeing.

Our art journalers are wrapping up their creative projects this weekend! Since January, Veterans Outreach Support has hosted a fantastic 6-part Art Journaling workshop series by Deborah Porter from Core Art Journaling. 10 members of the VOS community got into the creative spirit, each one tapping into their artistic side and enjoying the wellbeing benefits […]

Veterans Outreach Support Monthly Review: December 2022

Veterans Outreach Support December events in Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Solent Area

We’re remembering December! Here’s a round-up of what went on at Veterans Outreach Support during the holiday season, all for one worthy cause: connecting our local veterans to a strong community with practical mental health, wellbeing, and welfare support. Meet-Ups and Drop-Ins Brought Comfort & Joy December saw a merry mix of veteran meet-ups everywhere […]

Monthly Review: How VOS Supported Veterans in November 2022

Veterans Outreach Support November month review

We’re remembering November! It’s been a busy month for Veterans Outreach Support. Here’s how our veterans in Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, and the Solent area marked this Remembrance season. Read on for exactly what we got up to in the last month, all in support of local veteran mental health and community-building. Social Meet-Ups, […]

Shopping Tip: Use ‘Veterans Outreach Support’ on AmazonSmile

If you like to shop online, the AmazonSmile feature helps your purchases make a difference for local veterans at no extra cost! Here’s how.   Small actions can make a big difference. Like one simple conversation can connect a local veteran with life-changing support, one click on Amazon.com can help support our charity too. Thanks […]

Local Remembrance Week Events with Veterans Outreach Support

Portsmouth Isle Of Wight Remembrance Day Veterans Charity

You can find VOS at local Remembrance events between Friday 11 November and Sunday 13 November 2022. As always, we would love to see you there. Many of our volunteers, veterans, and staff members will be wearing their poppies at various Remembrance services across Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, including: Guildhall Square Armistice Day […]