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Military-to-civilian transition strains and risky behavior among post-9/11 veterans

Many military veterans face significant challenges in civilian reintegration that can lead to troublesome behavior. Drawing on military transition theory (MTT) and using data from a survey of post-9/11 veterans in two metropolitan areas (n = 783), we investigate previously…

Understanding ‘Negative Transitioning’ in British Ex-Service Personnel: End-of-Award Report

The report, Understanding ‘Negative Transitioning’ in British Ex-Service Personnel, was conducted by a research team from the Senator George J Mitchell Institute at Queen’s University Belfast led by Professor John Brewer. The study is one of the largest UK qualitative…

The enduring well-being impacts of attending the Battle Back Multi Activity Course for the lives of recovering UK armed forces personnel

Few adventurous training courses have been formally designed to assist military personnel in their recovery and/or transition into civilian life by supporting psychological health and well-being. This study examines, for the first time, the longitudinal effects of a five-day Multi…

Changes in the health and broader well-being of U.S. veterans in the first three years after leaving military service: Overall trends and group differences

Scholars have theorized that the initial period after military discharge may be a particularly vulnerable time for veterans. Yet, several recent studies raise the prospect that risk for poor adjustment may actually increase rather than decrease over time. The current…

Sustained positive behaviour change of wounded, injured and sick UK military following an adaptive adventure sports and health coaching recovery course

Introduction: A rising trend has occurred in the physical and mental health challenges faced by recovering UK service personnel. To support these individuals, bespoke inclusive multiactivity and adventurous training courses (MAC) have been developed. This study investigated the MAC’s influence…

How well is Canada serving the women who have served us?

Military-to-civilian transition (MCT) is a reality for those who dedicated their lives in service of Canada. Acknowledged as a process that begins before military release, MCT goes on until a Veteran has adjusted to civilian life. For most Canadian Armed…

Exploring Canadian Veterans’ priorities regarding chronic pain research: A qualitative study

Introduction: The prevalence of chronic pain among Canadian Armed Forces Regular Force Veterans released from service between 1998 and 2007 is twice as high as the general population, often co-presenting with a mental health condition. In 2020, the Canadian federal…

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities in Supporting Wounded, Injured and Sick Military Personnel and Veterans

This chapter gives an overview of how adventurous experiences in the natural environment have been utilized to support recovering military personnel and veterans. This has not just been in the context of physically adapted adventure sports but also to support…
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Women Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police: A scoping review

This scoping review charts academic literature and government documents about women Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The current review is unique because the scope is limited to Canadian women Veterans, and…