Attending the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course

Day one of my Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. MHFA is a training programme that teaches members of the public how to help a person: Developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem); Experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem; or In a mental health crisis. Advertisements

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Is Exposure to Severe or Prolonged Trauma Associated with Chronic Multi-symptom Illness?

Research Paper Title The symptomatology of psychological trauma in the aftermath of war (1945-1980): UK army veterans, civilians and emergency responders. Background UK veterans suffering from a psychological or psychiatric illness as a consequence of service in the Second World War were entitled to a war pension. Their case files, which include regular medical assessments,… Read More

Greater Threat: Suicide or Combat?

Globally, the suicide rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over four million lives have been saved – more than four times as many people as were killed in combat over the same period. The decline has happened at different rates and different times in different parts of the… Read More

Comparing the Attitudes of the General Population & UK Armed Forces to Mental Illness

Research Paper Title Attitudes to Mental Illness in the U.K. Military: A Comparison With the General Population. Background To compare attitudes to mental illness in the U.K. military and in the general population in England. Methods Using data from a cross-sectional survey of 821 U.K. military personnel and a separate cross-sectional survey of 1,729 members… Read More