From military service to civilian life: The Impact of transition on ADF servicemen and servicewomen

The Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme
Wednesday 25 July, 1420 – 1440

Presenters

Miranbda Van Hooff
University of Adelaide

Abstract
The Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme, comprising a suite of three studies, examines the impact of military service on the mental, physical and social health of serving and ex-serving ADF members and their families. The three studies included in this program are: The Mental Health and Wellbeing Transition Study, the Impact of Combat Study, and the Family Wellbeing Study. Th[is presentation will provide detailed background to the Transition and Wellbeing Research Programme, and situate the study in the context of international research findings. It will discuss how transition from military service is currently managed in the Australian context and will explore factors known to predict successful transition to civilian life. This will be followed by a review of the programme methodology, including an overview of the final study populations included and their characteristics. A snapshot of the first two reports from the Programme, the Mental Health Prevalence and Pathways to Care reports, will be provided.