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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…

Social and economic costs of gambling problems and related harm among UK military veterans

Military veterans are at heightened risk of problem gambling. Little is known about the costs of problem gambling and related harm among United Kingdom (UK) Armed Forces (AF) veterans. We investigated the social and economic costs of gambling among a…

Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse among Civilian Partners of UK Military Personnel: Perceptions of the Impact of Military Life and Experiences of Help-seeking and Support

This report, the first of its kind into this topic in the UK, reveals complex issues of culture, stereotypical gendered roles and behaviours, hierarchy, social isolation and separation, extra-relationship and family pressures associated with housing and finance, and complex victim-survivor…

War Widows Knock on the Door: An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of Bereaved Military Families

This report is about the experiences of bereaved military families in the UK and the impact of their loss. For a member of the Armed Forces there is an increased risk of being exposed to serious and unsafe situations that…

The theatre as therapy for military veterans? Exploring the mechanisms which impact psychosocial well-being and social connections during theatre-based programmes

In many countries, performing arts and theatre practices are being employed with Armed Forces Communities. However, very little evidence exists outlining the psychosocial benefits of this practice. Therefore, this study aims to explore the perceived impact of theatre-based programmes on…

Unpaid Carers in the Armed Forces community

The aim of this research is to improve knowledge of the profile, needs, and experiences of members of the UK Armed Forces community who provide unpaid care; using this knowledge to inform policymakers on how their needs can be better…

North East Lincolnshire Local Authority – Armed Forces Covenant Project

This report has been produced in collaboration between North East Lincolnshire Council and York St John University. The Armed Forces Major Events Team (North East Lincolnshire) supports the Armed Forces Community Covenant across the region in support of service personnel,…