My name is Paul Watson. I am ex Armed forces, serving for six years between 96′ and 03′ and served in Bosnia and Kosovo. I was also a pads ‘BRAT’ up until the day I joined.
I am a children’s mental health nurse, and a specialist community public health nurse – school nurse, and was the school nurse for Catterick Garrison for a period of time.
I am currently a PhD candidate within the Northern Veteran and Families Hub at Northumbria University. My research is on young carers of veterans with mental health issues, and how caring the effects the young carers activities of daily living.
I am keen to support the growth and development of research and policy for military and veteran children, young people and young carers, as this is currently lacking within the UK.
Please feel free to contact me if I could be of any assistance regarding military and veteran children, young people and young carers – P.Watson@northumbria.ac.uk