THE MENTAL HEALTH OF THE UK ARMED FORCES

This short report Armed Forces Mental Health Fact Sheet – Nov 18 outlines the current evidence on UK military mental health, including prevalence rates of mental health problems in serving regulars, serving reserves and those who have left service.

Findings relating to suicide, help-seeking, risk-taking, violence, offending and deployment mental health support are also addressed. 

This properly conducted research shows that many of the press reports are exaggerated or even myths.  However, the report does acknowledge that mental health problems certainly exist across the services.