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SSAFA, 2016 - The New Frontline: Voices of Veterans in Need 

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides lifelong support to anyone who is serving, or has ever served, in the Royal Navy, the British Army or the Royal Air Force, and their families. The purpose of this report is to shine a spotlight on vulnerable service leavers and suggest practical ways in which they can be helped.

The Royal British Legion, 2014 - A UK Househld Survey of the Ex-Service Community 

This report summarises the size, profile and needs of the ex-Service community in 2014, and provides forecasts on the future profile of this significant group. It is an update of similar research carried out in 2005, which remains a hugely influential piece of work and is still drawn upon regularly by a wide range of users, from academics and Service charity workers to local government officials.

NICE Clinical Guideline, March 2005 - Post-traumatic stress disorder: management

NICE clinical guidelines are recommendations about the treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions in the NHS in England and Wales. This guideline was developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. The Collaborating Centre worked with a group of healthcare professionals (including consultants, GPs and nurses), patients and carers, and technical staff, who reviewed the evidence and drafted the recommendations. The recommendations were finalised after public consultation.

Centre for Mental Health Report, October 2010 - Across the wire: Veterans, mental health and vulnerability

"There is a vast, and growing, academic interest in the health and well-being of service personnel and veterans. Particularly notable is the work of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR, 2010a; KCMHR, 2010b).This paper explores what we know from published literature about the mental health of people who have served in the armed forces, about the links between mental health and alcohol use in service personnel, and about veterans in the criminal justice system." (p.2)

ForceSelect Foundation - Joining Forces: A holistic approach to the resettlement of ex-Service personnel

"This research programme provided the Foundation with a detailed understanding of the common issues faced by Early Service Leavers (ESL), Service Leavers, long service personnel and their respective families.The report then provides the Foundation’s response to the challenges of each of the above phases, as discovered by the research programme, and makes recommendations to Government on how to deal with them." (p.6)

Royal College of General Practitioners/ The Royal British Legion/ Combat Stress - Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Veterans: A guide for general practitioners

"Veterans are the men and women who have served in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force (Regular or Reserve), and who have now left to rejoin civilian life.Because of their military service, their healthcare needs can be different from those ofother patients. The aim of this leaflet is to assist you, their current or new GP, by outlining some of these healthcare needs and to provide you with advice on how best to help veterans whose health has been affected. Thank you for taking the time to find out more." (p.3)