Forum

Forum

Veterans & Families Research Hub

The Forum is a place to share and discuss things of interest. It’s not for any particular user group*, so please be aware about differing backgrounds and perspectives. There are only two rules:**

  • Be polite
  • Be prepared to back up what you say with evidence

*If you want a private forum for a specific user group, contact the Site administrators.
**There are a few more, but these are the key ones – read the website Terms of Use for guidance.

Featured Threads:

Whats New:

    • Helping Veterans and Families find appropriate housing
      A representative from RBL fed back at a meeting today that one of the main areas veterans are seeking support from the Veterans’ Gateway organisation is in housing. Is anybody researching into this area? What research can we do to better understand what support families need?

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Housing

    • 2
    • 219 views
    • Welcome to the Veterans & Families Research Hub Forum
      Welcome to the Forum! The forum exists to allow for introductions, networking, (polite) exchange of views and observations and highlighting matters of interest. It is laid out to echo the themes of research for ease of navigation. Please register and have a look around the site before you post. If you have a direct question…

      Started by: Alex Cooper in: Site Matters/Other

    • 5
    • 465 views
    • New users – why not introduce yourselves
      As the Veterans & Families Research Hub is new, and probably more so when it is fully established, it will be helpful for new users to post something about themselves, their requirements and research interests. In this way we can start to link up people who may be useful and interesting to each other. Attachments:You… 1 2

      Started by: Alex Cooper in: Welcome

    • 20
    • 890 views
    • The Arts and Military Themes/Issues
      What can the arts offer us when it comes to exploring military themes and issues, and can the arts promote wider public understanding? What do you think? Recently there have been several plays touring the UK that focus on military/veteran-related subject matter… The Arcola Theatre in London has been showing Mike Bartlett’s play Not Talking…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Relationships / Perception / Communication

    • 4
    • 3,753 views
    • Snapshot Feedback Welcomed
      Hello, We’ve recently published our first Snapshot on the Hub, which focuses on Housing. This forum is for you to discuss, leave feedback on and suggest possible new research to be included in the Snapshots. The Snapshots are designed to be ‘living documents’ that change/evolve and are regularly updated in response to developments in the…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Snapshot Feedback

    • 1
    • 165 views
    • Snapshot Feedback Welcomed
      Hello, We’ve recently published our first Snapshot on the Hub, which focuses on Housing. This forum is for you to discuss, leave feedback on and suggest possible new research to be included in the Snapshots. The Snapshots are designed to be ‘living documents’ that change/evolve and are regularly updated in response to developments in the…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Snapshot Feedback

    • 1
    • 68 views
    • Wellbeing and transition
      Evidence is emerging from Canada (Life After Service Study) the USA (the Veterans Measurement Initiative) and Australia (Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme) about the wellbeing of service personnel during the peri-transition period. What do we know though about wellbeing and transition in the UK context? To date, most of the work has focused on the…

      Started by: Matt Fossey in: Well-being

    • 3
    • 216 views
    • Service charities
      Hi, I am a war disabled pensioner, why is it that service charities, particularly the two that I have approached Royal British Legion and Army Benevolent Fund point you directly back to your unit, I was having cancer treatment and dialysis for kidney failure, my particular shift on dialysis was the evening shift 19.00hrs till…

      Started by: James O’Connell in: Physical Health

    • 4
    • 250 views
    • Culture and Mental Health
      More peacekeeping is now multi-national and the recent work of the African Union in supporting the Somali Government with AMISOM has highlighted unmet mental health needs. Different cultures have been shown to have different symptoms, health seeking behaviours and may respond differently to therapies. I am keen to understand what research is already out there…

      Started by: Andy Bacon in: Mental Health

    • 3
    • 321 views
    • Funding Conversations and Opportunities
      What have you learnt from past experiences of applying for veterans and families-related research funding? Without giving away all the secrets of your success, have you any tips you could share with others? Have you experienced any setbacks in applying for funding? Maybe someone on here has some words of wisdom they could share with…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Site Matters/Other

    • 1
    • 188 views
    • Non-Freezing Cold Injury
      We are currently preparing a review on non-freezing cold injury (NFCI). NFCI is a pathological state resulting from damage caused to peripheral tissues exposed to cold temperatures between 0.55°C and 20°C (33°F-68°F) for a prolonged period of time. Vale et al. (2017) highlights the seriousness of NFCI with regards to its potential to cause long-term…

      Started by: The Health of Veterans’ Research Team in: Physical Health

    • 3
    • 381 views
    • Publicise your veteran-related event
      Are you involved in organising something locally, nationally or internationally? Feel free to talk about your event here, share ideas, seek support. Let us know about interesting conferences/arts events/charity events/general events you think might be of interest…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Site Matters/Other

    • 2
    • 147 views
    • Research Support
      The Forces in Mind Research Centre has a new website. The FiMT Research Centre is a UK-based facility for easy access to UK and international research on veterans and their families. It offers research support, outputs and also manages the VFR Hub. As part of its remit, the Centre provides advice and support to charities…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Site Matters/Other

    • 1
    • 250 views
  • Themes:

    Categories: