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Call For Participants For Conflict Wound Appearance Study

Following His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex's recent visit to The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research, we are calling on ex-serving personnel who have sustained an appearance altering injury whilst in military conflict to take part in an important psychological project.

The UNITS (Understanding Needs and Interventions For Treatment of Scarring) project is part of The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research and is led by the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England.

This will be the first study of its kind to assess the psychological impact of an altered appearance as a result of scarring and limb loss sustained during military conflict. The project aims to develop bespoke psychological materials to support veterans and their families adjust to life with a visible difference.

The visit by HRH The Duke of Sussex, on Monday 4th March, officially launched the study with a workshop involving members of the CASEVAC Club, which represents veterans injured during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The CASEVAC Club are key partners in the work of The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research.

If you have been seriously injured during operational deployment or training in any time-period between 1969 and present-day, and would like to find out more about taking part in the study, then we would love to hear from you.

Please get in contact by emailing:

[email protected]

[email protected]

Photography by James Allan