Defence to hold session on mental health of Armed Forces and Veterans
8 January 2021
On Tuesday 12 January, the Defence Committee will hold a follow up session on Armed Forces and Veterans’ Mental Health, reflecting on any updates since the Committee’s reports on mental health were released in the last parliament.
- Watch live: Armed Forces and veterans mental health: follow-up
- Find out more about the Inquiry: Armed Forces and veterans mental health: follow-up
- About the Defence Committee
Purpose of the session
The session will seek information on the mental health treatment available for veterans and members of the Armed Forces.
They will examine whether the Ministry of Defence and other Government Departments have improved their performance in this area since the report.
The session will also focus on whether additional challenges of the pandemic have been met and the provision of diagnosis and treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury.
Mental health and the Armed Forces
This session follows two reports in the last parliament, the first focusing on the scale of mental health issues, and the second addressing the provision of care.
- Read the report: Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part One: The Scale of mental health issues
- Read the report: Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part Two: The Provision of Care
Tuesday 12 January
- Mandy Bostwick, Specialist Trauma Psychotherapist
Professor Gary Green, Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology at University of York
Sue Freeth, Chief Executive at Combat Stress
Sarah Jones, Head of Psychological Wellbeing at Help for Heroes
Meagan Levin, Policy Officer (Welfare and Employment) at Royal British Legion