Veterans

Leaving the military can be hard for former soldiers and their families, particularly for those who develop mental health problems. We know veterans often have specific and complex needs, and may struggle to access mainstream services. We’re finding ways to fix this, working to discover the best ways to support former Armed Forces personnel.

An overview of the evidence around veterans’ mental health
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This report draws together what we know about how the families and children of Service personnel are supported to deal with the emotional and psychological impact of deployment and training.
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Andy unpacks recent Forces in Mind Trust research on mental health needs among people leaving the Armed Forces
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Centre for Mental Health recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business
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Harry Palmer takes a closer look at new findings from Combat Stress funded by the Mental Health Research Programme
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Centre for Mental Health is working with Kings Centre Military Health Research to develop a multimillion pound research programme for the Forces in Mind Trust.
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The Research Hub aims to become the central repository for all veterans' research, including mental health, in the UK
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A variety of social and psychological factors affect the lives of veterans
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A veteran's experiences before and during service, as well as their transition back to civilian life, are major influences on their mental health.
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