This statistical document provides information on mental health in the UK Armed Forces and is the first in this series to present information on those seen for a mental health issue in primary care. The first section of this bulletin provides an overall summary of all mental health in the UK Armed Forces. The second section provides a detailed summary of those seen by MOD specialist mental health clinicians.
Mental Health care can be provided to UK Armed Forces personnel in the primary care setting by the patient’s own Medical Officer (similar to a General Practitioner (GP)) or by specialist mental health clinicians at MOD Specialist Mental Health Services; this includes community mental health services at MOD Departments of Community Mental Health (DCMH) for outpatient care or admissions to hospital as an in-patient.
Ministry of Defence. UK Armed Forces Mental Health: Annual Summary & Trends Over Time 2007/08-2019/20. 2020.