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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,…

Strengthening and Empowering Delivery of the Covenant

The Covenant Fund team, operating originally as part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), set up the Strengthening Delivery Programme (SDP) in 2016 to provide a series of grants to Local Authorities (LAs). These were provided through an open application…

Military identity and planning for the transition out of the military

Everyone who serves in the military (and survives the experience) will eventually become a Veteran, and most will face the challenge of finding a civilian job. This paper investigates how contemporary Veterans experience the transition period between military exit and…

Veterans and animals: A review of the literature on well-being and social isolation and recommendations during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the negative consequences of social isolation on well-being, the authors wanted to better understand the impact animals have on Veteran well-being during times of social isolation. The authors searched current articles to find the…