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: August 10, 2010

Author: Andrew Murrison MD MP

Source: Ministry of Defence

Fighting Fit: a mental health plan for servicemen and veterans

Looks at mental health in during service in HM Forces, focusing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), service-related mental disorder including mild traumatic brain injury, issue of alcohol
abuse, homelessness, criminal justice system.

Date: July 10, 2010

Source: The Howard League

Leave No Veteran Behind. The Inquiry Into Former Armed Service Personnel in Prison visits the United States of America

The high numbers of veterans appearing in the criminal justice system have been a matter of concern in both the UK and in the USA in recent years.  This paper examines the American experience of the issue and its response to it, following a visit to the US by the Howard League for Penal Reform inquiry into former armed service personnel in prison.The inquiry has revealed that veterans in both the United States of America and England and Wales are less likely to go prison than their respective civilian populations, but when they do veterans are more likely to be serving sentences for violent and sexual offences. In many ways, veterans in the US and UK experience similar problems upon leaving the military: housing, mental health, employment, relationship breakdown and substance misuse are problems all too frequently encountered.  

Date: July 10, 2008

Author: Sarah Johnsen, Anwen Jones, Julie Rugg

Source: University of York / EAGH

The Experience of Homeless Ex-service Personnel in London

Ex-service Action Group on Homelessness (EAGH) looking at homelessness and veterans.

Date: July 10, 2008

Author: Terri Tanielian, Lisa H. Jaycox

Source: RAND Center for Military Health Policy Resarch

Invisible Wounds of War: Summary and Recommendations for Addressing Psychological and Cognitive Injuries

The study focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury, RAND conducted a comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with these three conditions among OEF/OIF veterans.

Date: July 10, 2006

Author: David Spiegel MD, Cathy Malchiodi MA, ATR-BC, Amy Backos MA, ATR-BC & Kate Collie PhD, MFA, ATR

Source: Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Art Therapy for Combat-Related PTSD: Recommendations for Research and Practice

This paper establishes a conceptual foundation for research about art therapy as a treatment for combat-related PTSD by situating art therapy within the context of other PTSD treatments, outlining a theoretical rationale for using art therapy as a treatment for PTSD, and clarifying “best practices” for usingart therapy as a treatment for combat-related PTSD.

Date: July 10, 1997

Author: Various

Source: Kings College Centre for Military Health Research


KCMHR is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research and independent of the UK Ministry of Defence, our work has help shape government policy towards military personnel with our research published in high impact journals such as the British Medical Journal and The Lancet.Our research has contributed to changes on government domestic policy towards military personnel. These are: Mental health provision for reservists entitling them the same care after deployment as their regular counterparts. Contributed to evidence to change the policy of how anthrax vaccinations are offered. Their objectives relate to: War and health, War and psychiatry, Personnel issues and social policy.

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