Could an Elevated Spindle Oscillatory Frequency in PTSD Indicate a Deficient Sensory-gating Mechanism Responsible for Preserving Sleep Continuity?

Research Paper Title Increased Oscillatory Frequency of Sleep Spindles in Combat-Exposed Veteran Men with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Background Sleep disturbances are core symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but reliable sleep markers of PTSD have yet to be identified. Sleep spindles are important brain waves associated with sleep protection and sleep-dependent memory consolidation. The present… Read More

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Need a Mental Health Buddy?

A former gunner has set up an initiative to help veterans with mental health issues in his hometown of Barrow-in-Furness. Tony McNally has introduced a buddy system whereby ex-Service personnel give up their time to talk to others. Working closely with local authorities and healthcare professionals, the volunteers are on standby to provide extra support… Read More

London Council Helping Personnel Transitioning to Civvy Street

Personnel transitioning to civvy street are getting a helping hand – careof a local authority in London. Guaranteed interviews are being offered to veterans applying for a job with Wandsworth Council, giving them a face-to-face opportunity to showcase their skills if they meet the minimum criteria for the role. For more details on the scheme… Read More

Veterans UK Website Overhauled

Former personnel will find it easier to find the information they need for a smoother transition to civvy life thanks to a newly overhauled Veterans UK website. The revamp features a series of “hubs” – available on the homepageor via a search – focusing on different topics relevant to those who have left the military.… Read More

Veterans & Employer Ignorance

Nearly one fifth of UK organisations are unlikely to considerhiring veterans due to negative perceptions of their time spent in the military, according to a study by the Forces in Mind Trust. The most common reason given was a worry that this cohort would not have the relevant skills or experience. “Employers must ensure these… Read More

UCAS Information Support for Military Students

An advice page on university applications has been set up for Armed Forces students by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). It includes information for children, veterans and spouses, and can be found by searching “Armed Forces” on the UCAS website at https://www.ucas.com/search/explore?keywords=armed+forces. (scroll down when page loads).

Help for UK Homeless Veterans

A campaign has been launched to find homeless veterans and help them get the support they need. The No Homeless Veterans initiative is being funded by the Forces in Mind Trust and will call on local councils, homelesscharities and agencies such as Citizens Advice to “think veteran” and direct them towards extra help. The move… Read More