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Defence in the media

Defence in the media: Monday 13 August 2018

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Today's defence-related news includes coverage of veterans mental health.

Veterans mental health

The Daily Record reports on veterans mental health and centres on an interview with a former Army sergeant who now runs a PTSD charity called Who Dares Cares.

A Ministery of Defence spokesperson said: 

Every suicide is a tragedy, and we work hard to protect and improve the mental health of the armed forces community. We’ve increased spending on mental health to £22m per year and have set up a 24-hour Military Mental Health Helpline to provide advice.

All veterans can access specialist medical support from the NHS and charities, who work with the MOD closely to meet veterans’ needs. Work is in hand to monitor suicides among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

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