Support for UK Veterans

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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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Systematic Review of Criminal and Legal Involvement After Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Among Veterans: Building Toward Needed Research

Evidence indicates that substance use and mental health treatment is often associated with reduced criminal activity. The present systematic review examined this association among military veterans, and aimed to provide …

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Lifetime Prevalence of Respiratory Diseases and Exposures Among Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans: Results From the National Health Study for a New Generation of U.S. Veterans

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of respiratory exposures and the association between respiratory exposures and respiratory disease among veterans deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom and …

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Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences in Receipt of Brief Intervention Among Patients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration

Brief intervention (BI) for unhealthy alcohol use is a top prevention priority for adults in the U.S, but rates of BI receipt vary across patients. This paper examines BI receipt …

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Professor Hugh MacLean: one of the first British military research nephrologists and the pioneer of the  rst United Kingdom veterans’ renal clinic

Few people have been as successful in bringing together basic research, clinical science, and a contribution to military medicine as Professor Hugh MacLean. However, today he is almost forgotten. During …

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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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Civic Service as an Intervention to Promote Psychosocial Health and Implications for Mental Health in Post-9/11/01 Era Women Veterans

Women veterans experience significant morbidity with poorer health and mental health outcomes relative to nonveteran counterparts. Little is known about how to best promote health and well-being among reintegrating female …

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Association of Gulf War Illness-Related Symptoms with Military Exposures among 1990–1991 Gulf War Veterans Evaluated at the War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

Decades after deployment, Gulf War veterans of the war in 1990-91 referred to a Veterans Affairs (VA) tertiary evaluation center report a high burden of chronic symptoms, many of which …

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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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Suicidal ideation among young Afghanistan/Iraq War Veterans and civilians: Individual, social, and environmental risk factors and perception of unmet mental healthcare needs, United States, 2013

Suicidal Ideation among Afghanistan/Iraq War Veterans remains a health concern. As young Veterans adjust to civilian life, new risk factors might emerge and manifest differently in this group versus those …

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Psychological Adjustment After Military Operations: The Utility of Postdeployment Decompression for Supporting Health Readjustment

This chapter provides a literature review of postdeployment stressors and their effects and explores the potential mitigating value of adding a transition period between the operational environment and the “homefront”. …

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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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Transitioning from the Battlefield: A Theoretical Model for the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Gender Diverse Veterans

This article summarizes what is known about PTSD in gender-diverse veterans and proposes a theoretical model to describe how bio-sociocultural factors in this population may interact to increase the risk …

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Tailoring Higher Education Options for Smaller Institutions to Meet Veterans’ Needs: Enhancing Inclusion in Higher Education: Practical Solutions by Veterans for Veterans

This study describes the development of a strength-based program to capitalize on veterans’ assets when transitioning into higher education. The program uses occupational therapy concepts throughout a veteran centric colloquium …

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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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Support for UK Veterans

This briefing paper details the support available to Armed Forces Veterans in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Snapshot Finance

Finance Snapshot

This Snapshot summarises financial issues affecting military personnel and veterans who are serving or have served in the full-time UK ‘Regular’ Armed Forces (AF) (except where stated as also applicable …

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“But Meanwhile the Dead Poison Us and Those Who Come after Us”: The Presence of Ghosts in Veterans’ Writing and Art and the Implications for Medical Professionals

This article reviews the use of ghosts in veterans’ writing and art from world war one to present day. The review suggests that by using the ghost to connect narrative …

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“Shelter from the Storm”: Military Service Member Spousal Caregiver Challenges and Barriers to Resources in the Midst of Enduring Conflicts

This review piece is informed by both the personal experience of a military spouse of 17 years and existing research. Research, institutional and financial support are available/given to deployed combat …

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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.

The transition of military veterans from active service to civilian life: impact of transition on families and the role of the family, support, and recognition

This book chapter features in the book Military Veteran Reintegration: Approach, Management, and Assessment of Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life. The book offers a toolkit for researchers and practitioners on best …

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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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Snapshot Relationships

Snapshot Military Families Bullets

This bullets summary provides key points from Snapshot Military Families, which summarises key themes and issues relating to families within the UK military community.

Snapshot Relationships

Snapshot Military Families

This Snapshot summarises themes and issues relating to families within the UK military community. The Snapshot sets out policy responses and current structures of support, presenting research evidence where available.

Support for UK Veterans

This briefing paper details the support available to Armed Forces veterans in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Snapshot Physical Health

Physical Health Bullets

This Bullets summary provides key points from Snapshot Physical Health, which summarises key themes and issues relating to physical health among UK serving personnel, veterans and their families.

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.

Veterans Decree 2014

This decree contains detailed rules concerning the special duty of care for veterans.