Meeting the needs of women veterans in mental health services

Project Summary:

Women veterans in the UK are less likely to use veteran-specific mental health services than men, and report feeling as though these services do not meet their needs.  This project aims to improve our understanding of women veteran’s mental health needs and experiences of mental health services, in order to co-design guidance and recommendations for mental healthcare professionals providing support.

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research and is in collaboration with the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and Salute Her. It is due to complete in Spring 2023.

Project Outputs:

You can read more on the preliminary research that formed the basis of this project below.

Gender differences in barriers to mental healthcare for UK military veterans: a preliminary investigation | BMJ Military Health