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RAFFF Childcare Survey Report 2021

To support the continued policy focus on childcare for Armed Forces families, the RAF Families Federation conducted a survey during 2020 to ensure that up-to-date evidence on the needs of RAF families was available. We welcome the recent positive developments…

The Veterans’ Advocacy People: Final Evaluation Report and Social Return on Investment Analysis

This report evaluates the impact of The Veterans’ Advocacy People for one calendar year of established, standard operations and, based on this, presents an estimate of social value generated by the service. Even within this conservative and more strictly focused…

Living with mesothelioma: A qualitative study of the experiences of male military veterans in the UK

Purpose: The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. Evidence in the United States suggests that mesothelioma may disproportionately affect military veterans. However, there has been no investigation of the experience of UK veterans living with mesothelioma.…

TimeBank Shoulder to Shoulder Online Mentoring Pilot: Final Evaluation Report

The Shoulder to Shoulder Online pilot matched vulnerable veterans with a volunteer mentor. Once paired, mentors and mentees met regularly on the Odro video conferencing platform to talk, develop and implement a plan to achieve lasting change. This included encouraging…

A preliminary investigation of the well-being of visually impaired ex-service personnel in the United Kingdom

Research has shown that visual impairment may impact daily functioning, health, and well-being negatively for adults of all ages. Ex-service personnel (‘veterans’) too may be at risk of poor health and well-being outcomes associated with post-military life, and this may…

Infographic summary: measuring the well-being of members of Blind Veterans UK

Research has shown that visual impairment may impact daily functioning, health, and well-being negatively for adults of all ages. Ex-service personnel (‘veterans’) too may be at risk of poor health and well-being outcomes associated with post-military life, and this may…
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Outdoor recreational activity experiences improve psychological wellbeing of military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: Positive findings from a pilot study and a randomised controlled trial

Exposure to the natural environment is increasingly considered to benefit psychological health. Recent reports in the literature also suggest that outdoor exposure that includes recreational pursuits such as surfing or fishing coupled with opportunities for social interaction with peers may…

How We Fail US Foreign-Born Veterans: A Scoping Study of the Literature

Many foreign-born US service members have taken advantage of expedited naturalization provisions for them to obtain US citizenship through military service. However, while citizenship was almost automatic for veterans in centuries past, today this is more difficult to achieve, and…

Help-seeking for alcohol problems in serving and ex-serving UK military personnel

Alcohol has a long tradition in the military. Research has shown that alcohol misuse among serving and ex-serving military personnel in the US and UK is increased compared to general population estimates, and that patterns of high consumption continue once…

Executive Summary: Help-seeking for alcohol problems in serving and ex-serving UK military personnel

Alcohol has a long tradition in the military. Research has shown that alcohol misuse among serving and ex-serving military personnel in the US and UK is increased compared to general population estimates, and that patterns of high consumption continue once…