The Repat Foundation – The Road Home is proud to announce the successful recipients of the 2017 Research Grant Round for projects into the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
- Professor Sharon Lawn from Flinders University is the successful recipient of Prabha Seshadri Grant for $60,000, for her the project titled: Living vicariously with PTSD: how partners experience and can better support those who are exposed to traumatic events in the course of their work.
- Dr Amy Baker from the University of South Australia is one of the successful recipients of a 2017 Grant of $50,000 for her one year project titled: Help-seeking for mental health concerns by emergency service first responders.
- Dr Leanne Glenny, from the University of South Australia is the second successful recipient of a 2017 Grant of $50,000 for the one year project titled: Empowerment through language: achieving positive health outcomes for trauma affected veterans and first responders.
“We would like to congratulate the three grant recipients for their successful applications and look forward to working with them to improve the health and wellbeing of our nation’s heroes – the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to protect us,” said Executive General Manager Karen May.
“The research we have been able to fund thanks to the support of our community is a vital part of understanding the incidence, the causes and the best treatment models for our wounded veterans and service men and women to ensure we start to tackle suicide rates and improve health outcomes for those who serve our community.”
The Repat Foundation – The Road Home are also delighted to announce the Invictus Pathways Program in collaboration with the University of South Australia, which includes a new three year PhD Scholarship for a student to investigate the effect of participating in the Invictus games program on current Australian defence force as well as returned service personnel.
“We are so proud of this new collaboration and very excited to see the outcomes of this innovative PhD research project. This research will fill provide more research to inform more health and wellbeing models and programs to ensure injured veterans, emergency service personnel and the families that support them, get the care they need to attain wellbeing,” Karen May said.