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The enduring well-being impacts of attending the Battle Back Multi Activity Course for the lives of recovering UK armed forces personnel

Few adventurous training courses have been formally designed to assist military personnel in their recovery and/or transition into civilian life by supporting psychological health and well-being. This study examines, for the first time, the longitudinal effects of a five-day Multi…

Changes in the health and broader well-being of U.S. veterans in the first three years after leaving military service: Overall trends and group differences

Scholars have theorized that the initial period after military discharge may be a particularly vulnerable time for veterans. Yet, several recent studies raise the prospect that risk for poor adjustment may actually increase rather than decrease over time. The current…

The Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Annual Report 2021

This is the 10th Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report since its introduction as a statutory requirement in the Armed Forces Act 2011. It is also the first wholly joint and integrated report between the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the…

“Knock on the Door” – Exploration of Casualty Notification and the Long-Term Impact on Military Families in the UK

Receiving the news following death in service is widely referred to among the Armed Forces population as the “knock on the door”. This research uniquely considered how casualty notification is undertaken when reporting the death of a member of the…

Developing a Model of the Restorative Approaches Veteran Family Service

The Veterans NHS Wales (VNHSW) service has been providing a psychological support service for veterans in Wales with Service-related mental illnesses for over 10 years. While VNHSW therapists recognised that providing support for veteran families was likely to complement the…

Military masculinities on television: Who Dares Wins

In the UK, people in their millions still tune in to watch ex-soldiers train civilians in an imitation of the SAS selection process in the reality television show SAS: Who Dares Wins. Contestants run drills, jump off cliffs and are…

Association between combat-related traumatic injury and cardiovascular risk

The association between combat-related traumatic injury (CRTI) and cardiovascular risk is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the association between CRTI and both metabolic syndrome (MetS) and arterial stiffness. This was a prospective observational cohort study consisting of 579 male…

Commentary – suicide among Scottish military veterans

In September 2021, the UK Government announced that for the first time the numbers of ex-service personnel who take their own lives will be officially recorded, alongside a 10-year look-back to examine veteran deaths through suicide. This followed an agreement…

Homelessness Among Veterans: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Physical Health, and the Cumulative Trauma of Military Sexual Assault

The current literature does not account for how homeless experiences in combination with military sexual assault (MSA) are associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and physical health among military veterans. Female veterans who experienced literal or broad homelessness and…

Serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have served since 1985: suicide monitoring 2001 to 2019

This report includes information on suicide deaths among all ADF members who have served at least one day in the ADF since 1 January 1985 and who died by suicide between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2019. In this…