ADVANCE-SOCIAL

Understanding Social Support in Ex-military Personnel who Deployed to Afghanistan

The ADVANCE-SOCIAL study is a subsidiary of the core ADVANCE study. The purpose of the project is to better understand the relationships of ex-serving military personnel following deployment to Afghanistan, and how these relationships support the individual and fulfil their needs. This includes relationships with friends, family members, colleagues, or other members of the community. The project also aims to understand how these relationships may be affected by having a physical combat injury or mental health problem. From these findings, recommendations can be made for the Ministry of Defence (MoD), National Health Service (NHS) and other charities on how best to support military personnel before, during and after service to ensure optimal health and wellbeing.

The ADVANCE-SOCIAL study is a PhD project led by Laura Grover and supervised by Professor Nicola Fear, Dr Laura Palmer and Dr Howard Burdett.

If you have received an email invitation and you are interested in taking part, please take some time to:

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