Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care

House of Commons Defence Committee, February 2019

This report calls on the government to establish a “world-class centre for the treatment of mental injuries” suffered by Service personnel the next 12-18 months, so that veterans and their families receive the provision and support promised in the Armed Forces Covenant.

Click here to view the full report.

Suicide prevention and peer support in the armed forces: Looking after your team

Ministry of Defence, September 2018

This guide gives advice on how to identify signs that someone may be having difficulties, ways of offering support and information on where help can be found. It builds on the range of support already available to service personnel who are struggling with their mental health, including access to specialist mental health medical care, training and education on good mental fitness and the Combat Stress 24-hour Mental Health Helpline.

Click here to view the guide.

Exploring The Feasibility And Acceptability Of Using Tele-Therapy For UK Veterans With PTSD

Combat Stress, September 2018

Combat Stress report on a year-long tele-therapy pilot study, funded by The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and undertaken by Combat Stress, has shown it to be an accessible, flexible and cost-effective approach to delivering trauma-focused therapies. Tele-therapy provides therapy through a live video connection, over the internet such as Skype. The purpose was to trial an alternative type of therapy to overcome issues that prevent veterans from seeking help.

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Developing mental health services for veterans in England

NHS England, January 2016

In this consultation NHS England is asking armed forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services and help improve future care across the country.

The consultation will close on 31 March 2016.

Click here for further information and to respond to the survey.

Psychological Health of Military Personnel

UK Parliament, February 2016

This POSTnote examines the impact of military service on the psychological health of serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families. It outlines what is known about the effectiveness of interventions, and highlights areas for further research.

Click here to read the full POSTnote.