The Defence Secretary has announced a new package of measures to boost mental health support for ex-service personnel. The measures, announced by Penny Mordaunt ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May), will place veterans peer to peer support at the heart of the scheme.

Up to £9m funding will be used for veterans’ mental health and wellbeing activities. It follows the Government’s allocation of £10m to support veterans’ mental health.

Ms Mordaunt also announced that additional measures will be taken to attract and support applications from organisations run by veterans.

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said he is “proud” of how far the Armed Forces have come when it comes to understanding the value of mental resilience, as well as asking for and providing help.

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(Forces Network News, 12th May 2019)