We aim to conduct high quality robust research to ensure we are delivering the best possible services for our veterans, in line with our values. The research department is led by Dr Dominic Murphy and we are committed to publishing our research in external peer-reviewed academic journals as part of our commitment to contribute to the advancement of the veteran mental health field. We work closely with Kings Centre for Military Health Research at Kings College, London to ensure our research is of the highest standards.
We are grateful to many of our clients who consent to take part in our research and we are always dedicated to preserving your confidentiality and respecting the voluntary nature of your participation.
See below a summary of our published journal articles:
Effectiveness of our Treatment Programmes
Ensuring our treatment programmes improve the mental well-being of veterans is central to what we do. On an on-going basis, we consider how effective our programmes are and what makes them more effective.
Long-term responses to treatment in UK veterans with military-related PTSD: an observational study
An adapted imaginal exposure approach to traditional methods used within trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, trialled with a veteran population
Mental health and functional impairment outcomes following a 6-week intensive treatment programme for UK military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Exploring Outcome Predictors in UK Veterans Treated for PTSD
Accessibility of Treatment
Our programmes should be available to all veterans who need them so we look at who is accessing our services, how this is changing and what may influence this.
Detailing the clinical pathways at Combat Stress for UK veterans experiencing symptoms of complex post traumatic stress disorder.
Exploring Patterns in Referrals to Combat Stress for UK Veterans with Mental Health Difficulties between 1994 and 2014
Exploring positive pathways to care for members of the UK Armed Forces receiving treatment for PTSD: a qualitative study
PTSD, stigma and barriers to help-seeking within the UK Armed Forces
In order to make sure our treatments are tailored to the needs of veterans, we conduct research to help us understand their specific problems and how they differ to other people who experience mental health problems.
Do alcohol misuse, service utilisation, and demographic characteristics differ between UK veterans and members of the general public attending an NHS general hospital?
Experience of post-traumatic growth in UK veterans with PTSD: a qualitative study
Post-traumatic growth among the UK veterans following treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Prevalence and Associations Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Mental Health Difficulties Within UK Veterans Accessing Support for Mental Health Difficulties
Art therapy can help make it easier for veterans to express themselves, especially when they find it hard to talk about thoughts and feelings. Research has shown that art therapy can help reduce stress, anxiety and increase awareness and self-esteem. Therefore we aim to look into how effective it is for veterans and how it can be improved.
Factors that influence engagement in an inpatient art therapy group for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The invisible wound: Veterans’ art therapy