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Defence in the Media: Monday 25 February 2019

Today's defence-related news includes a report on the provision on mental healthcare for veterans.

HCDC report on the provision of veterans' mental healthcare 

Numerous papers, including the Daily Mail, Sun, Guardian, Daily Mirror and the Times, feature articles on the House of Commons Defence Committee report on mental health care for veterans.

A Government spokesperson said:

The MOD has increased spending on mental health support for those serving in the armed forces to £22 million a year, and is working to tackle the stigma around asking for help throughout the military community.

We welcome the report by the House of Commons Defence Committee and will respond in due course.

Image of the day

British Paratroopers of 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, have been working alongside Jordanian troops during Exercise Olive Grove.
British Paratroopers of 'B' Company, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, have been working alongside Jordanian troops during Exercise Olive Grove. Crown copyright.