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Researchers led by Professor Cherie Armour in the School of Psychology at Ulster University are interested in finding out more about the health and wellbeing of military vererans living in Northern Ireland.  The project is important because in comparison to other countries, including England, Scotland and Wales, little is known about life after military service in NI, nor about the current and future needs of the veteran group residing here.  A veteran is someone who has served in the regular British Armed Forces or reserves for at least one day, and no longer serve.

The NI Veteran Health and Wellbeing Study has been running for two years and has already brought together valuable evidence about current support offered to Northern Ireland Veterans.  A number of important published reports can be viewed on the following website:

Your contributions matter because it is only your experiences and opinions that will help build a picture about the current health and wellbeing of veterans in NI.  Your participation will allow the researchers to gather robust evidence which policy makers and service providers can use to develop flexible and responsive statutory and voluntary services, particularly MH services.  All information provided is kept strictly confidential, with anonymity assured.

Dr Debbie Roy, Project Co-ordinator on

and/or Dr Jana Ross on

A link to the survey is below:





Have you got an hour to spare?  Could you help researchers at Ulster University with their Evaluation of the Veterans' Gateway?

To help test the surveys before they are launched across the UK, researchers need 10 veterans or veteran family members to attend a 1hr session (at a convenient location), trial the survey and provide feedback.  It doesn't matter if you haven't heard of or used the Veterans' Gateway before, feedback is required from people who use the Gateway and those who do not.

If you can help, please contact Dr Maria O'Kane on 028 7012 4872 or email - thank you for your time.

Veterans and their families can complete the survey which is available electronically or in hard copy.

At the session the questionnaire can be completed with a researcher and flag any issues or problems with the survey.

Dr Maria O'Kane                                                                           Research Associate                                                                         Faculty of Life & Health Sciences                                                        Ulster University











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