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Invitation to participate in Veteran research - coping with civilian life

My name is Margaret Bowes and I am a trainee Clinical Psychologist studying for my Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology with the University of Edinburgh. As part of my doctoral thesis I am studying factors which affect the way Veterans cope with civilian life, and I would like to invite you to take part in this study.

Have you struggled to cope after the Armed Forces and found civilian life difficult when you returned home? Or have you adjusted well to civilian life and things are going ok? Would you like to help us in some research?

By understanding the factors which affect how Veterans cope with civilian life, it is hoped that researchers and the NHS will know more about how to help those who are finding it difficult to cope. Your participation in this study will help us to better understand the issues Veterans face so that we can provide the right kind of support for you.

We are interested in the views and experiences of Veterans (both Regular or Reserve ex-service personnel) who served in the Armed Forces from 2001 onwards and who left the HM Armed Forces between 2001 and 2016. The study will involve answering some questions about how you have adjusted to civilian life. This will take about 20-30 minutes. The information you provide in this research is strictly confidential and will be anonymised.

If you would like to take part in this study, or find out more about the study please complete this Veterans Adjustment Survey.