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Veterans’ Growth works with veterans from the tri-services who suffer with mental health issues. The charity aims to provide treatment and support to veterans who are unable to access help and support from the NHS or other charitable organisations, or those for whom existing treatments have been unsuccessful.

The aim of the charity is to provide support and a place on the programme to every veteran in the UK who wants to attend and/or was unable to access help through other channels.

If one life was saved as a result of contact with the charity we would call it a success. Any amount of investment would be justified if we could prevent just one suicide, because we believe you cannot put a price on a life.

Based on data from N. Ireland, suicide rates among veterans are twice those than the general population, but lack of reporting by the MOD means the problem could be worse than is currently reported. Levels of care and support for vulnerable veterans are low, with some veterans failing to access any help at all.

There is currently a shortfall in the support provided by the NHS in terms of mental health diagnosis, treatment and support.
Staffing numbers are in crisis; diagnosis and treatment lead times are dangerously lengthy.


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