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Fund at the forefront of research into veterans' needs

The RAF Benevolent Fund is proud to be supporting three pieces of world class research into the needs of the Armed Forces veteran community.

The research, carried out by the Royal British Legion,  Forces in Mind Trust and the Centre for Veterans' Health at King Edward VII's Hospital in London, will inform future projects aimed at supporting this growing section of society. Therefore, the Fund encourages members of the RAF Family to participate by submitting their experiences.

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Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is carrying out research into the impact of the current welfare benefits system on veterans. There are more than 95,000 serving personnel and working age veterans with a Service-related injury in receipt of compensation. Some of these veterans claim welfare benefits and RBL wants to find out more about the impact of the current welfare benefits system on veterans. If you are in receipt of Armed Forces compensations and have applied for and/or receive welfare benefits, the Legion want to hear from you.

Forces in Mind Trust

The UK Armed Forces Veterans' Health and Gambling Study is a Forces in Mind Trust–funded project to examine gambling attitudes and behaviour, mental health, and healthcare use in Armed Forces veterans and non-veterans from the UK and Northern Ireland.

Centre for Veterans' Health

The Centre for Veterans' Health at King Edward VII's Hospital in London is carrying out research into the relationship between the mental health of veteran fathers and the mental health of their children. The work is being done in collaboration with University College London and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. They want to understand more about the important father-child relationship, so they can develop more effective ways to help veterans who are struggling with their mental health while also trying to raise their children. They are looking for male veterans who have at least one child in their household aged between four-17 years.

If you are interested in participating please email veteranresearch@ucl.ac.uk stating that you would like to participate or if you have any questions, please contact the same email address and one of the research team will get back to you.

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