Want to help raise awareness of issues affecting the Armed Forces community? 

Why not join our dedicated research group or take part in external research. 

We are constantly looking to grow our understanding of the experiences, opinions and ideas of the veteran community. Being part of our Research Group gives a voice to wounded veterans and families, helping us to develop our campaigns and shape our support services. 

As part of our Research Group, we will occasionally invite you to take part in surveys, polls, focus groups, phone interviews or workshops in the areas of our work that are of most interest to you. We know life is busy, so you can opt out of the Research Group at any time if it gets too much. 

To join our research group, please fill out the form below. 

Veterans & Families Research

Military status/connection *

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We work closely with academics, bodies and partners to support research that could make a significant difference to our understanding of wounded veterans and families.

Often, researchers ask us to invite our beneficiaries to take part in their studies. Our Help for Heroes Research Approvals Committee runs on similar lines to university Ethical Approvals Committees and will review research proposals from PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and from funded researchers with significant research experience if the research is likely to be of benefit to our wounded, injured and sick beneficiaries and the charity. Once the research has been approved we will actively promote the research on our various channels, including by email.

The current research opportunities are listed below.

Acquired Brain Injury call for evidence

The Government know that many people living with an acquired brain injury need support from a range of services. For this reason the Department of Health and Social Care is leading cross-government work to develop an acquired brain injury strategy to better support people living with an acquired brain injury, including but not limited to health and social care, access to employment opportunities and benefits, and housing.


The Advance Study

ADVANCE is the Armed Services Trauma Rehabilitation Outcome Study. It is investigating the long-term physical and psycho-social outcomes of battlefield casualties from the UK Armed Forces following deployment to Afghanistan between 2002 and 2014.