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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NEW MILITARY MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE

Defence Secretary shows commitment to Armed Forces mental health with over £220-million funding and new helpline


















The Ministry of Defence has launched the 24/7 Military Mental Health Helpline.  The new number - 0800 323 4444 - is open now and targeted at serving personnel and their families, allowing them to access the help, advice and support they need anywhere, anytime.



Combat Stress - the leading veterans mental health charity - has been commissioned to run the new helpline service for serving troops and their families 24 hours a day.  The new line is backed up by a deeper partnership between the MOD and the charity and run by a team of specially-trained professionals. 

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) will also provide additional funds to enhance Combat Stress’ existing service predominantly aimed at veterans - 0800 138 1619.

For further information about the new helpline see:

For further information about Combat Stress’ existing service predominantly aimed at veterans see https://www.combatstress.org.uk/helpline