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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…

Mental health disorders and alcohol misuse among UK military veterans and the general population: a comparison study

For a small minority of personnel, military service can have a negative impact on their mental health. Yet no studies have assessed how the mental health of UK veterans (who served during the recent operations in Afghanistan or Iraq) compares…

Body Image Concerns and Psychological Wellbeing among Injured Combat Veterans with Scars and Limb Loss: A Review of the Literature

A narrative literature review aimed to determine the nature and prevalence of body image and psychosocial concerns and associated support needs among veterans with combat-related appearance-altering injuries. A systematic approach to a narrative review included searching published and gray literature…

VR guided meditation among 10 Canadian Veterans with PTSD: A case series

It has been suggested that responding to the COVID-19 pandemic will require innovations in how mental healthcare is provided to Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Virtual Reality (VR) has, so far, only been applied to PTSD treatment as a…

UK Armed Forces Mental Health Annual Statistics 2019/20

This bulletin provides statistical information on mental health in the UK Armed Forces and is the first in this series to present information on those seen for a mental health issue in primary care. The first section of this bulletin…

Waterloo Uncovered Impact Report 2019

Waterloo Uncovered (WU*) combines world-class archaeology on the battlefield of Waterloo with a programme of care, recovery and transition into civilian life for veterans and serving military personnel (VSMP) suffering from some of the physical and mental impacts of their…

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…