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: December 5, 2014

Source: BBC

Troops face ‘growing mental health cost’ of Afghan war

Date: December 5, 2014

Author: Nick Hopkins

Source: The Guardian

Number of UK war veterans seeking help for mental health issues on the rise

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: May 24, 2014

Author: Alastair Sloan

Source: The Guardian

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

Date: December 11, 2013

Author: James Moore

Source: The Independent

What happens after the killing stops?

Date: October 12, 2013

Author: Caroline Wyatt

Source: BBC News UK

Life after the army overshadowed by post-traumatic stress

Date: October 10, 2013

Author: Americans for the Arts

Source: National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military

Arts, Health and Well-Being across the Military Continuum

This report details a series of recommendations in the areas of research, practice, and policy that came out of two national convenings.

Date: August 10, 2013

Source: Forces in Mind Trust

The Transition Mapping Study Understanding the transition process for Service personnel returning to civilian life.

Report commissioned by FiMT with the aim of identifying where knowledge of mental health issues is lacking, and so encourage the sector to conduct the necessary research to complete that understanding.

Date: May 10, 2013

Author: Chiara Samele

Source: Mental Health Organisation

The mental health of serving and ex-Service personnel. A review of the evidence and perspectives of key stakeholders

This report was commissioned to provide a broad and deep perspective on what is known about the mental health of serving and ex-Service personnel, and so identify where further research should be targeted.

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