Veterans who served for short time found to be at higher risk of self-harm

A study by the University of Glasgow has found that veterans who serve for a short time are at an increased risk of non-fatal self-harm.  The study examined nearly 57,000 veterans alongside 172,000 people with no record of military service over a period of 30 years. Increased risk The overall risk of self-harm to veterans […]

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Explore the world of an Iraq veteran through virtual reality

A new Army@TheFringe show, Familiar Stranger, brings live acting and virtual reality (VR) together to tell the story of an Iraq War veteran returning to civilian life. Hosted in the Hepburn House Army Reserve Centre, the show is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow department of Computing Science and Glasgow-based artist and coder collective […]

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SSAFA teams up with book Benedict’s Brother to fundraise and spread awareness

On Victory over Japan Day (15 August) the SSAFA announced a partnership with best-selling book, Benedict’s Brother, which is carrying on the legacy of the late author Tricia Walker. The book, which is set to become a major motion picture, tells the story of a young woman, Benedict, whose late uncle leaves a request for her […]

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Fringe show tackles stigma around veterans mental health

An award-winning Edinburgh Fringe play is working to raise awareness of the mental health struggles experienced by veterans on their way back to civvy street. Shell Shock is adapted from Kosovo and Iraq veteran Neil Blower Watkins’ novel which follows the story of Tommy Atkins. Tommy suffers from undiagnosed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and faces […]

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‘Call to Arms’ for Veterans to take part in Centenary walk

To mark the Centenary of the ending of the First World War, the UK’s main Veterans housing charity, Haig Housing, is calling for 100 Veterans to walk from Menin Gate in Ypres to the Cenotaph in Whitehall. The Long Walk Home will be timed to arrive for Remembrance Sunday And Armistice Day on 11 November […]

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Don’t let money get on top of you when you leave the military

Personal finance can be an emotional subject as well as a complicated one. We break down some of the top money worries and point you in the direction of support. Many ex-service men and women struggle financially after they leave the Forces. It’s important to remember that whatever your  financial concerns are, there are […]

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How to ace a job interview if you’ve just left the Armed Forces

After spending hours meticulously perfecting your CV in order to get a call back, the thought of attending a big interview can be daunting. It can be stressful if you’ve just left the Armed Forces and haven’t attended a job interview in years, or maybe ever. No matter what industry you hope to get into, […]

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