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  • Let down by the Veterans Agency (UK)

    Hello I would be interested to hear if anyone else is being treated by the Veterans Agency in the way described below: A brief History October 2017- in receipt of 50% disability veterans pension for Chronic Pain Syndrome (Nerve damage post Spinal injury), an attempt to return to work, saw a major flare up, resulting…

  • 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…

  • King’s Centre for Military Health Research – Conference 15 March 2018
    topic by Alex Cooper

    This thread has been started to support discussion and networking following the event.

  • Establishment of the Perinatal Military Network
    topic by Alex Cooper

    Following discussion between a number of researchers and stakeholders in a variety of disciplines (midwifery, social work, nursing, etc.) it has been agreed to establish a network for those involved in these areas to aid discussion, networking and collaboration. This group will be enabled by a forum within the Veterans and Families Research Hub. If…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Limb Loss – Blesma Families Study
    topic by Kristina Fleuty

    I am currently assisting on the Blesma Families Study, which explores the impact of amputation and limb loss on veterans and their families. I think it is important that we reach a better understanding of how physical trauma or disabilities affect every day life both for the person who actually experiences something like losing a…

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