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by Professor Neil Greenberg,
Dr Paul Lewis, Dr Anne Braidwood and Dr Elizabeth Hunt
Last updated: November 2018 by Surgeon
module is part one of a two-part series on the armed forces
and mental health. The modules will provide useful
background information to those who may deliver mental health
support to serving or veteran personnel.
Both modules in this series will cover
the epidemiology of mental disorder in service personnel and
explain the challenges associated with working in war zones and
returning to society as a veteran. They will also provide
a thorough overview of the various mental health support
processes that the NHS, Ministry of Defence (MoD) and third
sector have established to help military personnel and their
In this first module
we will outline the structure of the armed forces,
explore reasons for joining, and look at the Military Covenant. We
will also describe the structure and organisation of the defence
mental health services, and will review the mental health
problems that commonly present in service.
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