Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced a new package of measures to boost mental health support for ex-service personnel…

Following the Government’s allocation of £10 million to support veterans mental health through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, the new Defence Secretary has announced that up to £9 million of this funding will be allocated to mental health and wellbeing activities.

She also announced that additional measures will be taken to attract and support applications from organisations run by veterans, and that the Trust has funded tools to evaluate such projects to enable those organisations to attract greater funding in the future.

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “Veteran led organisations often provide the most valued and effective support, but don’t have massive “backroom” operations needed to research or make applications. We will provide support so they can access this funding, and help to demonstrate the difference their work is making to the wellbeing of those who have serviced.”

As part of the package of measures, the Defence Secretary has also announced:

As part of the new transition policy to be launched this year, when service personnel transition into civilian life, the MOD will seek consent from individuals to be proactively contacted in the future, in order to signpost towards support if required.

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