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    • Q2 Nick Wood’s Transition
      What was your military-to-civilian transition like? This question was submitted to us prior to the Forum Takeover. Nick Wood will be with us live on Mon 22nd Feb at 1.30-2.15 to share his thoughts.

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Forum Takeover

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    • Q4 Transition, tribes and veteran identity
      Kristina – I can’t make the event due another commitment. A couple of ? For Nick. We are all tribal – RAF, Army, NAVY – Sqn, Regt, Ship etc etc. 1. What description of ‘us’ most captures the overall tribe? 2. Would ‘those who served’ want to be identified by supporting agencies? A Veteran is…

      Started by: Jeffrey Spencer in: Forum Takeover

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    • Thank you to Nick Wood!
      We would like to thank Nick for hosting this live event and engaging so thoughtfully with all your questions. Thanks also to everyone who has taken part today. Nick has very kindly said he will stay on for a while longer to keep answering your questions so please do stay with us and keep the…

      Started by: Chantal Radley in: Forum Takeover

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    • Question on transition experiences for families
      Hi Nick, I am interested to know your thoughts on the experience of transition on family members, rather than the serving person. How do spouses and children cope with transition and does it partly depend on how immersed they have been within the military and military life during service, for instance whether living in SFA,…

      Started by: Chantal Radley in: Forum Takeover

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    • Female veterans and transition
      Hi Nick – you mention in another thread the increased interest in female voices in regard to transition experience. This is an area that I am really interested and I wonder if you have any thoughts on whether women have a unique experience of transition (i.e. in comparison to men? Or is transition too complex…

      Started by: Lauren Godier in: Forum Takeover

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    • Thoughts around Transition (CDRILS) & CPD delivery findings
      Thought I’d share a few things from the CPD webinars as they’ve come up time and time again. Firstly, and being ex RN it still works, cast your minds back to CDRILS. Courage – Discipline- Respect-Integrity-Leadership and Self Commitment. These were heard from walking through the gates as a new recruit and right through our…

      Started by: Nick Wood in: Forum Takeover

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    • PTSD
      Hello, Does anyone have [F-18]FDDNP-PETscan data on TBI/CTE for Veterans? Or even any functional imaging for complex PTSD cases, which may be PTSD and/or TBI? Thank you

      Started by: Renata Gomes in: Mental Health

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    • Book Corner Recommendation: An Introduction to Qualitative Research Interviewing
      Hi all, We’ve had another great recommendation from Dr Jim McDermott – essential reading for researchers getting to grips with qualitative approaches. ‘Interviews’ An Introduction to Qualitative Research Interviewing, Steiner Kvale (1996) Sage Publications ISBN: 0-8039-5820-X paperback No student adopting a qualitative approach to research should be without this invaluable work. It is both interesting…

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Book Corner

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    • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
      We have just completed our first review report on mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in Service Personnel. This report analyses: -the definition and classification of the condition. -its prevalence rates, specifically in relation to the US, the UK and Canada. -its markers and long-term consequences. -its comorbidity with other disorders. -approaches towards treatment. The report…

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

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    • Ministry of Defence
      The Ministry of Defence “work[s] for a secure and prosperous United Kingdom with global reach and influence. We will protect our people, territories, values and interests at home and overseas, through strong armed forces and in partnership with allies, to ensure our security, support our national interests and safeguard our prosperity.”

      Started by: Kristina Fleuty in: Updates from Key UK Veteran-Focused Organisations

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