One is too Many: A Conceptual Framework for Safety Planning within Service Delivery for Veterans and their Families

Matthew D Kiernan*, Gill McGill, Paul Watson, Derek Farrell, Gavin Oxburgh, Jane Arnfield, Annessa Rebair, Lorraine Knibbs, Shannon Allen, Richard Gettings, Emma Senior (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This OiTM report aims to offer guidance and support to all agencies (statutory, voluntary and third sector) working with veterans and their families to aid the reduction of suicide. It is constructed to reflect the journey to suicide, and to enhance support to those working with vulnerable populations including veterans and their families. The intention is for this document to operate on two different levels: firstly, the veteran and their family, and secondly, existing service provision. However, the aim of this document is not to provide a specific plan to implement, as one plan will never fit all. The Framework and Tool Kit is specifically designed to help and assist organisations focus on specific areas associated with suicide in the veteran population (based on the empirical findings of this OiTM study), whilst also highlighting the importance of protective factors. This OiTM document is designed to aid organisations in developing a bespoke approach to suicide prevention and improving provision and support for service users and families.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNewcastle Upon Tyne
PublisherNorthumbria University
Number of pages77
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2024
EventOne Is Too Many: Northumbria University research findings: One Is Too Many: A conceptual framework for safety planning within service delivery for Veterans and their families - Online, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Mar 202420 Mar 2024
https://covenantfund.org.uk/resources/one-is-too-many-northumbria-university-research-findings/

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