Themes

Military to civilian transition has many dimensions. To help you navigate the evidence and resources gathered here, nine themes that broadly represent key transition 'outcomes' have been identified. These themes are interconnecting; therefore, some resources appear in more than one theme. From each theme tile you can find theme specific research and policy and practice, summaries, documents, resources, news, and events.

  • This theme focuses on the post-Service education and training needs and experiences of veterans, their partners, and their children. 

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  • This theme focuses on all aspects of post-Service employment for veterans and their partners, including skills translation, preparation, the civilian workplace and job market, personal identity and adjusting to civilian work culture.  

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  • This theme focuses an all aspects of family and the interpersonal relationships of ex-Service personnel including families, romantic, community, and professional relationships, as well as social environments. 

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  • This theme focuses on finance related experiences and factors associated with financial difficulties among ex-Service personnel, including support needs and provision. 

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  • This theme focuses on all issues related to housing experienced by ex-Service personnel and their families as they transition and settle in to civilian life, including housing support needs and solutions. 

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  • This theme focuses on resources related to veterans’ experiences with the criminal justice system, offending, and related support needs and provision.

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  • This theme focuses on the mental health of ex-Service personnel and their families including factors associated with experiencing mental health difficulties, trauma-related experiences, and help-seeking and barriers to care. 

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  • This theme focuses on the physical health of ex-Service personnel and their families, including their health and social care needs and experiences, provision of specialist veteran care, and ongoing healthcare for those with service-related physical injuries. 

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  • This theme focuses on the well-being of ex-Service Personnel and their families as they transition and settle into civilian life, including aspects of mental and physical well-being, life satisfaction, quality of life, identity, and community. 

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