Research & Articles

See below for research and news articles. These are pieces of writing and reports we have come across over the last few years that we think are of interest. Please email here us any further links you think may be useful to people.

Date: November 3, 2014

Author: Charlie Cooper

Source: Independent

‘Urgent action’ needed to halt alcohol abuse in armed forces

Dangerous levels of alcohol consumption are “the norm” in the armed forces and the link between drinking and higher rates of violence among veterans must be investigated, MPs have warned.

Date: November 2, 2014

Author: Ewen MacAskill

Source: The Guardian

Veterans who serve four years in armed forces ‘need more support’ as civilians

Date: October 31, 2014

Evaluation of treatment programme to help alleviate symptoms of PTSD

Julie T DaviesResearch is currently being undertaken by Julie T Davies, Department of Law & Criminology, with the charity Talking2Minds™ (T2M™) that supports those suffering from combat related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The subject of mental health has a long, often misunderstood and varied history both within the popular imagination and schools of psychiatry, medicine and psychotherapies. Many charities are struggling to raise awareness of the increasing numbers of individuals seeking support. Currently, there appears to be a renewed campaign to bring the issue to the forefront of the political agenda with the publication of a ‘manifesto for mental health’.  It is, therefore, timely that this work is being undertaken.

Talking2mindsParadigm Therapy™ is a treatment programme developed by T2M™ by the founder Robert Paxman, who himself once suffered from complex PTSD, but found existing therapies led to further re-traumatisation.  Early results from a pilot study are promising and demonstrate the effectiveness of this therapy in alleviating symptoms and co-morbidity factors associated with PTSD without re-traumatisation. Evidence further suggests that Paradigm Therapy™ is proving effective for those suffering from a broader range of complex stress disorders associated with abuse – physical, sexual, psychological – the number of clients from ‘blue-light’ services is noticeably increasing.

Although awaiting publication, an embargoed draft report is being discussed across a number of sectors and further research will be soon underway.

Date: May 24, 2014

Author: Alastair Sloan

Source: The Guardian

We are recreating-Bedlam: the crisis in prison mental health services

Date: May 11, 2014

Author: Jonathon Owen, Richard Crook

Source: The Independent

British armed forces suffer record levels of alcohol abuse

Date: March 10, 2014

Author: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons

Source: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons

People in prison: Ex – service personnel

This findings paper is part of a series which focuses on people in prisons and other types of custody. The series explores the differing needs and experiences of different sub-groups within the prison and custody population. We hope these findings papers will build into a useful resource on the backgrounds and experiences of groups within the prison population who might otherwise be overlooked, and encourage further research and the development of services to meet their needs.

Date: March 9, 2014

Author: Nathaniel Frank & Vincent Cianni

Source: NY Times

Out and Serving

Date: January 11, 2014

Author: Nicholas Watt

Source: The Guardian

Concern over number of soldiers who end up in jail prompts review

Date: January 1, 2014

Source: The Guardian

Concern over number of soldiers who end up in jail prompts review

Date: December 11, 2013

Author: James Moore

Source: The Independent

What happens after the killing stops?

1 2 3 4 6