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Armed Forces Personnel in Transition – Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans (IPC4V)

The Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans (IPC4V) Framework was born out of the need to ensure that the small number of Armed Forces personnel who have complex and enduring physical, neurological and mental health conditions resulting from injury that is…

Armed Forces personnel in transition: Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans (IPC4V)

Available across England, the IPC4V seeks to ensure that health and social care, together with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other organisations, are working collaboratively with the individual and their family and / or carer to ensure the provision…

Getting Sorted Out in East London: Vulnerability and Resilience of Homeless Ex-Servicemen

This study explores homeless veterans’ past and present lives while paying close attention to their family and friend interactions. Men who were homeless (n=37) in the United Kingdom (UK) and residing in a shelter focused on ex-Servicemen were interviewed to…

Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care

We concluded in Part One of our inquiry into Mental Health and the Armed Forces that the vast majority of veterans leave the Services with no ill-effects. However, the minority of serving personnel and veterans who do suffer from mental…

Examining the impact of different types of military trauma on suicidality in women veterans

Suicide rates amongst women veterans are significantly higher than rates for their civilian counterparts. However, risk factors for suicide among women veterans remain unclear. The current study examined the impact of exposure to a number of military stressors (e.g., perceived…

An examination of PTSD symptoms and their effects on suicidal ideation and behavior in non-treatment seeking veterans

This study sought to examine the effect of general PTSD symptoms as well as specific PTSD symptom clusters on suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts. We first compared a correlated factors solution consistent with the DSM-5 symptom clusters for PTSD with…

Relationship between obesity and health problems in help-seeking military veterans

UK Armed Forces (UK AF) veterans may be particularly vulnerable to obesity and its comorbid physical and mental health problems. To examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI), physical health problems, mental health disorders and sociodemographic characteristics in UK…

Utilisation of the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant in NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups across England: a freedom of information investigation

To determine the extent to which National Health Service (NHS) service providers appoint a named Armed Forces veteran lead or champion, and to explore the commissioning of veteran-specific services by Clinical Commissioning Groups. A convergent mixed method design was used…

Do serving and ex-serving personnel of the UK armed forces seek help for perceived stress, emotional or mental health problems?

UK armed forces personnel are at risk of occupational psychological injury; they are often reluctant to seek help for such problems. We aimed to examine and describe sources of support, prevalence and associates of help-seeking among UK serving and ex-serving…