New research study with Help for Heroes works with Armed Forces family members to promote mental wellbeing

Worried about the mental health of a veteran, or serving member of the Armed Forces who is close to you? Help for Heroes, and the King's Centre for Military Health Research (HALO), are inviting the families of veterans and active service personnel to take part in a research study which will also provide the opportunity to get professional support and guidance.

The study tests two different ways of helping families and close friends to encourage a veteran or serving member close to them to seek support if they are struggling. In both interventions, families and friends will learn about how they can help themselves and their loved ones.

The research also compares the different interventions to determine whether either approach improves wellbeing, and strengthens the relationship between those who have served, their families and close friends.


The team are already speaking with family members who have responded to the survey, enrolling them in programmes to increase access to mental health services for their armed forces loved ones.

To participate in the study, or for further information, contact Marc Archer (HALO study coordinator):

Telephone: 0207 848 5214

You can also see more about the survey on Twitter and Facebook

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