When veterans transition out of the military they often face challenges during and after their move into civilian life, that include:

  • Developing high quality social connections within their ‘new’ civilian lives.
  • Identifying appropriate opportunities for employment.
  • Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Developing and maintaining healthy relationships.

Previous research indicates that men are particularly reluctant to seek help.

The PASS Randomized Trial

The importance of social connectivity and physical activity have consistently been highlighted as important means of facilitating improved well-being and quality of life among veterans.

In this study we are looking to examine the extent to which a socially connected physical activity program is able to support the health and well-being of military veteran men through a 6-month trial. The study is also open to men who are currently serving military members (regulars and reserves), and may be of particular interest to those who anticipate leaving the Armed Forces in the near future.

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