Leaving the military can be hard for former soldiers and their families, particularly for those who develop mental health problems. We know veterans often have specific and complex needs, and may struggle to access mainstream services. We’re finding ways to fix this, working to discover the best ways to support former Armed Forces personnel.

Veterans' mental health: key facts

An overview of the evidence around veterans’ mental health

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Mental health support for veterans – why we need evidence-based solutions

Harry Palmer responds to the Commons defence committee's report on mental health care for veterans


Mental Health Research Programme

Centre for Mental Health is working with Kings Centre Military Health Research to develop a multimillion pound research programme for the Forces in Mind Trust.

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Veterans and their Families’ Research Hub

The Research Hub aims to become the central repository for all veterans' research, including mental health, in the UK

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Veterans, mental health and vulnerability

A variety of social and psychological factors affect the lives of veterans

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Substance abuse and addiction among ex-Service personnel: Veteran’s Mental Health Research Programme issues a call for research proposals

Call for research proposals: veterans' mental health, substance misuse and addiction.