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Military Human: Understanding Military Culture and Transition CPD – course data evaluation 2021

Future transition planning prior to discharge should include adjustment awareness raising and become part of all service leavers and their families’ transition preparation. This may address the concerns many may have prior to leaving the Armed Forces and potentially ‘normalise’…

Support for UK Veterans

The publication of the Armed Forces Covenant articulated the principles of no disadvantage and special consideration; that no current or former member of the armed forces, or their families, should be at a disadvantage compared to other citizens in the…

UK Regular Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey Results 2022

The 2022 Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS) was distributed to a sample of 28,319 trained UK Regular Armed Forces personnel between September 2021 and February 2022 using both online and paper questionnaires. Participants were chosen using (disproportionate) stratified simple…

Mission Himalaya: Exploring the Impact of a Supported High-Altitude Mountaineering Expedition on the Well-Being and Personal Development of UK Military Veterans

Meaningful, positive, emotional and challenging adventurous activities may generate personal growth or recovery from ill health or injury. In this study, we used a distinctive longitudinal and immersive research approach to explore the psychological impact of a high-altitude expedition to…

U.S. Veterans and Civilians Describe Military News Coverage as Mediocre, Think Stories Affect Others More Than Themselves

The news media often portray military veterans in stereotypical ways, providing audiences narrow representations in which veterans are traumatized heroes. What happens when a veteran sees these storylines and assumes they affect how the public thinks about veterans? This question…

Piloting the feasibility of delivering cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy online to military veterans and partners

Six military veterans and their partners received CBCT, delivered using an online video platform. They completed mental health measures at the start and end of treatment as well as 12-weeks follow-up. Data trends suggested reduced psychological distress and trauma symptoms…

RAF Families Federation 2021 Annual Report

This report provides information on key areas of activity for the RAF Families Federation. This includes insight into what members contact the Federation about; how the Federation engages with members; the operation of Forces Families Jobs; information about the Military…

Living separately during the week: Influences on family functioning, health, and well-being of UK naval families

Introduction: Military families can experience different separations as a result of the operational demands of service. Nearly four in 10 UK Royal Navy-Royal Marine families live separately during the week, yet little is known about how shorter but more frequent…

Living separately during the week: Influences on family functioning, health, and well-being of UK naval families

Introduction: Military families can experience different separations as a result of the operational demands of service. Nearly four in 10 UK Royal Navy-Royal Marine families live separately during the week, yet little is known about how shorter but more frequent…

Optimizing Data on Race and Ethnicity for Veterans Affairs Patients

Maintaining accurate race and ethnicity data among patients of the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system has historically been a challenge. This work expands on previous efforts to optimize race and ethnicity values by combining multiple VA data sources and exploring…