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      Towards Online Social Support for Former Military Personnel

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      The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction

      12 - 14 September 2012

      UK Armed Forces, Combat–related PTSD, mTBI, Resettlement, Online Social Community

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            Abstract

            The Armed Forces comprise a series of tight-knit communities sharing values and experiences, which provide a complete social and work-life network. Leaving the Forces is a significant life event, which in some people can lead to psychological and social problems, especially for younger members, those with existing mental disorders, and those who may be developing combat-related psychological conditions. We are examining the extent to which a dedicated online network constructed to reflect military social groupings might counter this, and provide connectivity between former comrades, plus a very wide range of useful information, from job seeking and family advice, to counselling and therapy. There are some 4.8m ex-Service personnel in the UK (McManus, Meltzer Brugha, Bebbington and Jenkins 2007,).

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            Conference
            September 2012
            September 2012
            : 1-4
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            [0001]Scars of War Foundation

            Queens College, Oxford University
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            10.14236/ewic/HCI2012.78
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            © Morten Kringelbach et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Birmingham, UK

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            The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
            HCI
            26
            Birmingham, UK
            12 - 14 September 2012
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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