Mission Himalaya: Exploring the Impact of a Supported High-Altitude Mountaineering Expedition on the Well-Being and Personal Development of UK Military Veterans

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Mission Himalaya: Exploring the Impact of a Supported High-Altitude Mountaineering Expedition on the Well-Being and Personal Development of UK Military Veterans

In this study, we used a distinctive longitudinal and immersive research approach to explore the psychological impact of a high-altitude expedition to the Nepalese Himalaya on 10 (9 males) UK …

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Snapshot Housing and Accomodation

Snapshot Housing

This Snapshot summarises themes and issues relating to housing and accommodation among UK serving personnel and veterans, including single people and families. The Snapshot sets out policy responses and current structures …

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Mental Health Service Use, Suicide Behavior, and Emergency Department Visits Among Rural US Veterans Who Received Video-Enabled Tablets During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic the US Veterans Affairs set up an initiative to distribute video-enabled tablets to asses benefits associated with mental health care access, suicide behavior, or emergency department …

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The Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Combined Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Returning Veterans

United States veterans of the Iraqi (Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF]) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF]) conflicts have frequently returned from deployment after sustaining mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and …

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“A Part of Our Family”? Effects of Psychiatric Service Dogs on Quality of Life and Relationship Functioning in Military-Connected Couples

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have corrosive impacts on family relationships and individual functioning. Emerging evidence has shown that psychiatric service dogs may be an effective complementary treatment for military …

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Body image and psychosocial well-being among UK military personnel and veterans who sustained appearance-altering conflict injuries

This study highlights the psychosocial experiences and unmet support needs of personnel and veterans who sustained appearance-altering injuries (e.g., scarring and limb loss). Findings can inform the development of interventions …

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A systematic review of posttraumatic stress and resilience trajectories: Identifying predictors for future treatment of veterans and service members.

This study reviews existing literature on post traumatic stress symptoms and post traumatic stress resilience. The findings of the review are discussed and implications for the research and treatment of …

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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Women Veterans who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma: Interim Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

This study presents an interim analysis of a multi-site randomized controlled trial, assessing the effectiveness of Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) for women veterans with PTSD related to military sexual …

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Development of Predictive Informatics Tool Using Electronic Health Records to Inform Personalized Evidence-Based Pressure Injury Management for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury.

This article details the development of an informatics tool that provides a basis for personalized pressure injury (PrI) risk management for veterans following Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Using this tool …

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Assessment of Suicidal Intent in Self-directed Violence and Subsequent Care Received Among Military Veterans: A National Study of Gender Differences

This study sought to understand whether female veteran self-directed violence (SDV) events were dis-proportionality classified as ‘undetermined’ versus ‘suicide attempt’ when compared to male veteran SDV events. Data from the …

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Examining Changes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Substance Use Among a Sample of Canadian Veterans Working with Service Dogs: An Exploratory Patient- Oriented Longitudinal Study

This study investigates the effects service dogs have on helping veterans with PTSD and Substance Use. A sample of 5 veterans took part in the study, noting both an increase …

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Snapshot Employment

Snapshot Employment

This Snapshot summarises themes and issues relating to employment among UK serving personnel and veterans, including single people and families. The Snapshot sets out current structures of support and policy responses, …

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Childhood adversity and mental health in veterans seeking treatment for mental health difficulties: Comparisons with the general military population

This study aimed to collect the rates of childhood adversity in veterans seeking treatment for mental health difficulties. To do this a sample of 403 help seeking veterans were surveyed. …

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A validation study of the International Trauma Questionnaire to assess post-traumatic stress disorder in treatment-seeking veterans

This study aimed to validate the International Trauma Questionnaire’s ability to distinguish between ICD-11 PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and CPTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). 177 help-seeking veterans completed the measure. …

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Understanding the Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury Accompanied by Loss of Consciousness and Well-Being: A Sample of UK Military Veterans

This piece of research aims to understand the link between traumatic brain injury plus loss of consciousness (TBI+LOC). Using clinical records 3335 treatment seeking veterans were identified, of which 403 …

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Outdoor recreational activity experiences improve psychological wellbeing of military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: Positive findings from a pilot study and a randomised controlled trial

This article reports on two studies conducted to evaluate whether outdoor exposure that includes recreational pursuits such as surfing or fishing coupled with opportunities for social interaction with peers may …

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Making the Benefits System Fit for Service: Improving Support for Veterans with Military Compensation (full report and executive summary available)

This report examines the interaction between welfare benefits and Armed Forces compensation. The experiences of the Armed Forces provide a unique perspective on the workings of the social security system. …

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Trauma in Mind: Addressing High Intensity needs of veterans and family members affected by mental health-related trauma

Alongside Transition, Intervention and Liaison Services (TILS) and Complex Treatment Services (CTS) NHS England and NHS Improvement are developing High Intensity Services (HIS), and we need to ensure that these vital services come together …

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“Hero-Worship” or “Manipulative and Oversimplifying”: How America’s Current and Former Military Service Members Perceive Military-Related News Reporting

This paper examines the perceptions of military related journalism among the military population. Using data gathered from interviews with military service personnel and veterans this research hoped to provide additional …

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Reducing Veterans’ Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Posttraumatic Stress, and Enhancing Engagement in Occupations with SCUBA Diving and Occupational Therapy

This piece of research explores whether an occupational therapy program in combination with SCUBA diving is more effective in enhancing occupational performance, and mental health outcomes for veterans than SCUBA …

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A Longitudinal Evaluation of the impact of Surf Action in using Ocean Therapy to support the physical and psychological wellbeing of 200 members of the Armed Forces community from 2013 to 2019

The report examines the qualitative and quantitative outcomes for 200 armed forces veterans who undertook Surf Action’s Recovery Pathway in the last 5 years. The pathway is based around vigorous …

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Veterans Act 2012

This bulletin details Acts and Decrees of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with regards to veterans and the duty of care to veterans.

People in prison: Ex-service personnel

This findings paper summarises the literature on ex-Service personnel to explore the differing needs and experiences of this particular sub-group within the prison and custody population.

Protective and Vulnerability Factors Contributing to Resilience in Post-9/11 Veterans With Service-Related Injuries in Postsecondary Education

This article examines differences in psychosocial factors, such as social support and occupation, and health-related vulnerability, such as posttraumatic factors and depression. The article suggests that post-911 veterans with service-related …

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Exploring the Economic & Employment Challenges Facing U.S. Veterans: A Qualitative Study of Volunteers of America Service Providers & Veteran Clients

Commissioned by volunteers of america (vOa) as part of an ongoing effort to better understand the needs of their veteran clients and continuously improve veteran services, the purpose of this …

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A National Veterans Covenant: Community as the Catalyst and Resource

This thought paper discusses the possibility of a national veterans covenant. The United States has a moral obligation to ensure that its veterans and their  families receive the services promised to them when they enlisted, to maximize the  advantages gained through their service, and mitigate any disadvantages of injury,  illness, or other disparity created as a result of their service.

Veterans and benefits

This research explores the relationships between social demographics, Service characteristics and mental health with unemployment and disability benefit usage by ex-Service personnel in the UK.  

New UK Veterans Unit

Veterans’ homelessness, loneliness, debt problems, and mental health issues will be tackled by the first ever Government Veterans Strategy, announced recently by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. The ground-breaking strategy has been …

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A longitudinal examination of peritraumatic emotional responses and their association with posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder among veterans

Research has revealed a significant association between several peritraumatic emotional responses and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Preliminary research has also linked peritraumatic emotional responses with a diagnosis of major depressive …

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