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Soldiering on only goes so far: How a qualitative study on Veteran loneliness in New Zealand influenced support during COVID-19 lockdown

On Apr. 25, 2020, Veterans’ Affairs in New Zealand (NZ) contacted approximately 3,000 of 8,000 known military Veterans by phone during the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic to ensure they were safe during the government-imposed lockdown. The impetus to this initiative were the…

UK Regular Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey 2020

The 2020 Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) was distributed to a sample of 27,265 trained UK Regular Armed Forces personnel between September 2019 and February 2020 using both online and paper questionnaires. Participants were chosen using (disproportionate) stratified simple…

Snapshot Mental Health

Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and charitable policy, service provision and public opinion. Snapshots…

Mental Health Bullets

Bullets provide the key points of a Snapshot. Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and…

Predictors of not working among treatment-seeking UK veterans: a cross-sectional study

Many veterans do well reintegrating to civilian life following military service. Yet, many face difficulties in finding and securing work. Veterans are more likely than civilians to experience work difficulties, but there remains little research investigating contributing factors, particularly among…

Youth Offending in Military-Connected Children

Early youth offending, including violent behaviour and delinquency, are risk factors for serious criminal behaviour and social, educational, and health problems in youth and later adulthood. On average, a serious and persistent youth offender costs society between US$1,000,000 and US$5,000,000.…

Disordered eating and military populations: Understanding the role of adverse childhood experiences

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and disordered eating are both common in military populations, yet research on their connection is limited. This systematic review aimed to analyze themes and gaps in the literature and offer recommendations for future research. Four databases…

The mental health needs of serving and ex-Service personnel: A systematic review

The context in which this report is written is a complex one; in recent years the size of the UK Armed Forces has been reduced, as has military expenditure (Dempsey, 2018). Meanwhile, the last two decades have seen the British…

Findings Infographic: The mental health needs of serving and ex-Service personnel

Most serving and ex-Service personnel have relatively good mental health, but there are some who experience a range of mental health problems.