Branching Out A National Framework to start-up and scale-up Housing First in Scotland

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Exit Wounds

In this report, members of the veteran LGBTQ+ community share their lived experiences of life before, during and after service in the UK military.

The Invisible Man

For this research, male veterans shared their lived experience of military sexual trauma in the British Armed Forces.

Depth and breadth of Canadian military, Veteran and family research: The first decade of Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Forums

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) was established in 2010 by Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada in consultation with key personnel from …

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Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse among Civilian Partners of UK Military Personnel: Perceptions of the Impact of Military Life and Experiences of Help-seeking and Support

This report explores the unique experiences of and challenges faced by civilian victim-survivors of abuse occurring within intimate relationships with military or ex-military personnel. The research centres on discussions around …

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Lifting Our Sights Beyond 2030

This report explores the impact of future trends on the transition of Service personnel and families from military to civilian life.

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The Health and Wellbeing of Armed Forces Veterans in Northern Ireland: A Feasibility Study on Accessing Data for Research Purposes on Veterans in Northern Ireland

This report details work that is part of the Northern Ireland Veterans Health and Wellbeing Study (NIVHWS). This feasibility study discusses accessing data on veterans for research purposes in Northern …

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“Fall Out”: Substance misuse and service leavers: a qualitative investigation into the impact of a Compulsory Drug Test (CDT) discharge. Briefing Report

This briefing report accompanies the full report, available to read here. The Fall Out study, through qualitative enquiry, maps participant journeys in, through and out of military service and explores …

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“Fall Out”: Substance misuse and service leavers: a qualitative investigation into the impact of a Compulsory Drug Test (CDT) discharge

The Fall Out study, through qualitative enquiry, maps participant journeys in, through and out of military service and explores their discharge and transition experiences. It provides clear recommendations for the …

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The evolution of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the UK Armed Forces: Traumatic exposures in Iraq & Afghanistan and responses of distress (TRIAD study)

This report details a study to examine how symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder evolve over time, to identify vulnerability and protective factors that impact on symptoms and to explore post-service …

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Supporting the Transition of Military Personnel (SToMP): Ex-Armed Service Personnel, Healthy Relationships and Domestic Abuse: A Qualitative Study

This research explores whether particular issues arise for this cohort when forming and sustaining healthy relationships and what services could potentially assist in avoiding domestic abuse perpetration and contact with …

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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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Lifting Our Sights

This report gives a perspective on the potential impact of future trends on the transition of our Armed Forces community from military to civilian life.

Forces in Mind Trust 2019 Impact Report

This report details the impact of FiMT-funded research and projects for the benefit of the Armed Forces community, including case studies to demonstrate impact.

Waterloo Uncovered Impact Report 2019

Waterloo Uncovered is a charity combining archaeology with veteran care and recovery. This impact report details the activities of Waterloo Uncovered in 2019.

Understanding Service Leavers Aged 50+

This report explores the experiences of Service leavers, including their challenges and experiences in the  civilian jobs market, who are over 50 years old.

Call to Mind: United Kingdom

This report details the common themes and findings from the Reviews of Veterans’ and their Families’ Mental and Related Health Needs in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

A Longitudinal Evaluation Of Surf Action’s Impact In Using Surf Therapy To Support The Physical And Psychological Wellbeing Of 374 Young People From The Armed Forces Community: 2014-2019

This longitudinal report looks at the qualitative and quantitative outcomes for 374 young people from the armed forces community who participated in Surf Action’s Resilient Children and Families programmes over …

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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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Stories & Insights

This insight report is related to the ‘Melbourne Legacy’s Young Veteran’s Project 2018: Transition Insights from post-1991 veterans and their families’. The report is from ShoutOUT, which provides a safe environment …

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Female Service Leavers and Employment

This report examines the transition female Service Leavers make from the Armed Forces into civilian paid employment. A shorter brief on the research for employers is also available.

Annotated Bibliography of Veterans Affairs Canada Research Directorate Publications for 1992 – 2018: Research Evidence to Support the Well-Being of Veterans and their Families

This report lists all publications produced by the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Research Directorate from 1992 to 2018. Short descriptions for each publication give an insight into the work of …

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Sexual Harassment in the Federal Workplace

This report explores attitudes and beliefs about relationships in the workplace and reported experiences with sexual harassment, the effects harassment has on individuals and the programs agencies use to combat it.

The effect of non-operational family separations on family functioning and well-being among Royal Navy/Royal Marines families

This sought to further understanding of how non-operational family separations influence family functioning and well-being among Royal Navy/Royal Marine families. Utilising pre-existing studies, online surveys, interviews and focus groups, the …

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Improving Delivery of the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant: How can organisations more effectively implement the Armed Forces Covenant across the UK in support of everyone in the Armed Forces Community?

This report on a consultation to understand better how the implementation of organisational pledges under the Covenant could be made more effective. The consultation focused on four key areas: 1) …

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Benefit Not Burden (UK)

This report details a piece of research that explores how to improve the delivery of organisational pledges made under the Armed Forces Covenant.

RAuxF Survey – RAF Reservists

This report explores the findings of a survey of RAF reservists in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. The survey sought to understand the experience of being a reservist.

Living in survey

This report focuses on single RAF personnel who are ‘living-in’. It is a summary of survey evidence into the experiences of these personnel, and outlines some important issues to tackle …

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Life in the RAF

This report was written by the RAF Families Federation for the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body. The report details the findings of a survey that aimed to provide a snapshot …

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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.

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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