The project team.

Evidence Based Research to help our Veterans and families

CEDAR and the Mood Disorders Centre are pleased to announce that they have been asked to be a leading part of Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds Psychological Support Programme, a 2.7 m consortium project that aims to provide evidence based psychological support for veterans and families.

The Exeter team visited Tedworth House, a Recovery Centre run by Help for Heroes, to tour the facilities and present to the Help for Heroes project board on the evidence base underpinning this project. They also met with some of the key project staff and learnt more about the wide range of support Help for Heroes offers to those wounded in Britain’s conflicts.

Hidden Wounds aims to address the major unmet need of anxiety and depression in military veterans and their families across the UK and the University of Exeter will be working with Help for Heroes to develop bespoke evidence-based psychological interventions for veterans, their families, and the families of those still serving, helping to train the workforce delivering these interventions, and to conducting research to evaluate and improve these interventions.  This programme is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant (Libor) Fund.

CEDAR and The Mood Disorders Centre have produced world leading Recovery Guides for use by Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, which can all be found on the workbooks and resources section of the website.  The Hidden Wounds project will lead to the development of bespoke material and clinical interventions, designed with a specific military focus.

For more information on the project please contact Lizzie Caughey by email or on 01392 725814.

Date: 1 May 2014

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