We are working in partnership with the University of Nottingham to understand more about experiences or situations that could trigger poor mental health and we would like our supporters to get involved and be a part of this important research.
We know that while the majority of RAF veterans transition smoothly into civilian life, there are a number of people who may struggle. We therefore encourage our supporters to consider this research opportunity as the findings may assist the Association to better support its members.
What does the research study involve?
This study will involve a one on one interview lasting approximately between 60-90 minutes. The researcher will ask you questions about your time in the military, including any mental and/or physical health challenges you may have experienced during deployment in active military service or since leaving the military. We are interested in this research project in exploring the transition you made from active military service to civilian life and how you have coped – or continue to cope – with any challenges you may have encountered. Please note that the questions will cover some sensitive and potentially distressing topics. We want to understand the extent to which these ongoing challenges negatively impact the quality of your life.
The interview will take place at RAF Association headquarters in Leicester or University of Nottingham at a date and time mutually convenient to the researcher and yourself. You will be compensated with an inconvenience allowance to contribute to your travel costs and your time.
- Are a veteran from one of the UK military services
- Were deployed and experienced active duty as part of your service
- Are living in the East Midlands and are able to travel to RAF Association HQ in Leicester or the University of Nottingham
Participation in this study is voluntary and you are under no obligation to take part. A request for more information does not obligate you to participate in this study.
Please get in touch with Meryem Yasdiman on Meryem.Yasdiman@nottingham.ac.uk to find out more about participating.