What is Project Semaphore?

What is the Purpose of Project Semaphore? The purpose of project semaphore is to address the issue of digital isolation in older Veterans, which exacerbates loneliness and poverty. It is a Project to provide friendship, support and practical help, with the outcome of better spiritual and mental health. Who Manages Project Semaphore? Project Semaphore is a Royal… Read More

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Research: Is British Military Resettlement Cost-Effective & Fit for Purpose?

Dissertation Title The Transition and Reinvention of British Army Infantrymen. Abstract Social sciences approaches to the study of Armed Forces Veterans and their capacity to cope with social reintegration, have tended to focus on medicalised accounts of post-service trauma, characterised by Veteran mental health, homelessness, and suicide amongst our Short Service Leavers. Whilst the findings of… Read More

Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Research Paper Title Offending behaviour, health and wellbeing of military veterans in the criminal justice system. Background A small but significant proportion of military veterans become involved in the criminal justice system (CJS) after leaving service. Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services aim to identify vulnerable offenders in order to provide them with the health/welfare support… Read More

British Army Position Paper on the Mental Health of Armed Forces’ Veterans (2014)

You can read the British Army’s position and evidence on veterans’ mental health below: The Mental Health of Armed Forces’ Veterans, GOC Support Command (2014-01-08). General Position The majority of personnel do make a successful transition to civilian life, although a small percentage struggle. The general position is as follows: Veterans are generally robust people… Read More

What is the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme?

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards (Table 1) for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. The ERS is designed… Read More

Improving Diagnosis & Treatment in Military Brain Trauma

Research Paper Title Enigma Military Brain Trauma: A Coordinated Meta-Analysis of Diffusion MRI from Multiple Cohorts. Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of morbidity in military Veterans and Service Members. While most individuals recover fully from mild injuries within weeks, some continue to experience symptoms including headaches, disrupted sleep, and other cognitive,… Read More

What are the Effects of Army Training & Employment?

About This Report This report, authored by David Gee for Veterans for Peace UK, draws on veterans’ testimony and around 200 studies from the last half-century to explore the effects of army employment on recruits, particularly their initial training. The studies are mainly the work of military academic research departments in the UK and US,… Read More