Project Details

Look Back to Move Forward

The Look Back to Move Forward project, led by Prof. Simon Dymond at Swansea University, aims to create a timeline-based assessment and treatment monitoring tool for veterans. The tools developed will identify prevalent difficulties previously observed within this population including gambling, substance use, and mental health. The research team includes professionals from Swansea University, Adferiad Recovery, and Anglia Ruskin University enhancing the impact of this research. The project aims to benefit veterans, their families, charities, policymakers, clinicians, academics, and the public by providing validated tools, guidelines, and awareness of the difficulties faced by veterans.

The project website outlines a detailed research plan, including the development and piloting of the Veteran’s Timeline Assessment Scale (VTA), evolution of TLFB-V, dissemination of findings, and synergies with related Armed Forces projects.