How Do I Prove Military Asbestos Exposure?

Proving military asbestos exposure can be a tricky task, as symptoms from asbestos-related diseases tend to take years to appear. If you are trying to file a veteran’s disability claim for a disease related to asbestos exposure, you are going to have to write up an asbestos exposure summary. An asbestos exposure summary provides detailed… Read More

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Rail Construction Sector Training for Veterans

A programme to help veterans get jobs in the rail construction sector has resumed after the coronavirus pandemic halted activity. The Break Point Academy, which was set up by SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton, runs free training packages in conjunction with Orion Rail, a contractor of Network Rail. “We’re taking the lads and… Read More

Linking US Military Personnel, Religion, & PTSD

Research Paper Title Hope, Religiosity, and Mental Health in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military with PTSD Symptoms. Background Many studies have linked hope with better mental health and lower risk of suicide. This is especially true in those who have experienced severe physical or emotional trauma. Religious involvement is associated with greater hope. The… Read More

What is a Veteran Aware NHS Trust?

Introduction A group of 53 NHS providers have been accredited as exemplars of the best care for veterans, helping to drive improvements in NHS care for people who serve or have served in the UK armed forces and their families. Veteran Aware trusts are leading the way in improving veterans’ care within the NHS, as… Read More

What is the IPC4V?

Introduction The Armed Forces personnel in transition, Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans Framework (IPC4V) is a new personalised care approach for the small number of Armed Forces personnel who have complex and enduring physical, neurological and mental health conditions that are attributable to injury whilst in Service. Developed with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), as… Read More

Are Women Veterans who have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma at Higher Risk of Perinatal Depression & Suicide Ideatiom?

Research Paper Title A Longitudinal Investigation of Military Sexual Trauma and Perinatal Depression. Background Military sexual trauma (MST), which includes sexual harassment or assault while in the military, is prevalent among women Veterans and associated with depression and suicide. Little is known about women Veterans’ perinatal mental health, including the potential role of MST. This… Read More

Reviewing Dietary Assessment Methods in Military & Veteran Populations

Research Paper Title Dietary Assessment Methods in Military and Veteran Populations: A Scoping Review. Background Optimal dietary intake is important for the health and physical performance of military personnel. For military veterans, the complex nature of transition into civilian life and sub-optimal dietary intake is a leading contributor to the increased burden of disease. A… Read More