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The mental health and treatment needs of UK ex-military personnel

While most military personnel cope well with the challenges of serving in the Armed Forces and successfully adapt to civilian life after they leave, for some, certain experiences which may be specifically related to service can have a negative impact…

The mental health and treatment needs of UK ex-military personnel. Executive Summary

While most military personnel cope well with the challenges of serving in the Armed Forces and successfully adapt to civilian life after they leave, for some, certain experiences which may be specifically related to service can have a negative impact…

Experiences of moral injury in UK military veterans

The aims of this research were to examine from both a veteran and clinician perspective: 1) The types of experiences which may lead to moral injury in UK military veterans; 2) The potential risk and protective factors for mental health…

Lives in Transition: returning to civilian life with a physical injury or condition. Interim report.

The physical injuries or conditions acquired as a result of, or during, Service are diverse and complex. While much research has focused on the important issue of mental health, data show that the percentages for physical injuries or conditions leading…

Royal Air Force Families Federation 2019/20 Impact Report

The RAF Families Federation provides an independent voice for all Regular and Reserve personnel and families. We work to improve quality of life around the world - at work or at home, whether personnel are single or have partners and…

Beyond being the best: educating for narrative repair in transition from British Army to ‘Civvy Street’

This thesis presents a military to civilian transition (MCT) autoethnography to highlight the unique nature of military life and work, and how this can complexify a move back to ‘Civvy Street’. It reinforces prevailing research indicating that the total career…

Welsh Government Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2019

This report includes numerous examples of where we are providing that, investing in services, working with partners and targeting resource at areas of need. None of this can be achieved successfully without listening to our Armed Forces community and those…

Beyond the Finish Line. Research insights from the Invictus Games longitudinal study

The research, led by Dr Celina Shirazipour, is exploring the long-term physical, psychological, and social impact of sport participation for recovery, and identifying best practices for sport programmes to support the wellbeing of the armed forces WIS community. The research…

Ensuring successful employment transitions for veteran Senior Non-Commissioned Officers – summary documents

Evidence shows that veteran Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) often find it harder to make a successful transition into civilian employment than other veterans and face a number of challenges during their transition journey. This is despite SNCOs having a wealth…