This Snapshot summarises themes and issues relating to what we know about, and how we take care of, the mental health of veterans and the wider Armed Forces population in the UK. Snapshots set out policy responses and current structures of support, presenting research evidence where possible.
Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and charitable policy, service provision and public opinion. Snapshots are aimed primarily at those working in policy-making and service provision roles for the Armed Forces, and are also useful to those seeking facts, figures and informed comment to empower a more objective discussion among the wider population, including the Armed Forces community and the media. The purpose of a Snapshot is to review and interpret research and policy and to set out concise, plain language summaries to facilitate understanding and perception.
Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre, 2020. Snapshot Mental Health.