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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…

Living in our shoes: understanding the needs of UK Armed Forces Families

In January 2019, the then Defence Secretary, The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP, commissioned Andrew Selous MP to conduct an independent review to consider the diverse needs of Service families, assess whether the current support offer is meeting these…

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…

Soldiering on only goes so far: How a qualitative study on Veteran loneliness in New Zealand influenced support during COVID-19 lockdown

On Apr. 25, 2020, Veterans’ Affairs in New Zealand (NZ) contacted approximately 3,000 of 8,000 known military Veterans by phone during the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic to ensure they were safe during the government-imposed lockdown. The impetus to this initiative were the…

Military Veteran Psychological Health and Social Care

This is the first UK book to examine the whole spectrum of contemporary approaches to the psychological health and social care of military veterans both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The book is edited by Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes,…

Predictors of not working among treatment-seeking UK veterans: a cross-sectional study

Many veterans do well reintegrating to civilian life following military service. Yet, many face difficulties in finding and securing work. Veterans are more likely than civilians to experience work difficulties, but there remains little research investigating contributing factors, particularly among…

Disordered eating and military populations: Understanding the role of adverse childhood experiences

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and disordered eating are both common in military populations, yet research on their connection is limited. This systematic review aimed to analyze themes and gaps in the literature and offer recommendations for future research. Four databases…