Northern Ireland Veterans' Health and Wellbeing
Find out more about the Northern Ireland Veterans' Health and Wellbeing Study.
The Northern Ireland Veterans’ Health and Wellbeing Study (NIVHWS) is a major large scale tri-service (Navy, Army, RAF) research project.
Through a series of multi-modal work packages, this study will provide an evidence base on the current and future support needs of the veterans of Northern Ireland, and support the development of future policy and services. The aims of the study are as follows:
- Determine the size and location of the veteran community in Northern Ireland;
- Identify the current and future needs of ex-military personnel residing in NI;
- Review service availability for those in the veteran community;
- Examine the mental health needs of veterans; understanding for example coping styles and help-seeking abilities;
- Increase the general awareness of service availability amongst the veteran population; and
- Make recommendations where necessary to improve access to more tailored support and guidance.
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund and Forces in Mind Trust (until 2019)
Non-academic partners: UDR/R-IRISH Aftercare Service, Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Northern Ireland
Lecturer In Health and Social Care Policy
School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.
Professor of Mental Health Sciences
School of Psychology
Areas of expertise Mental health and wellbeing, trauma, suicidal behaviour.