The mental health and wellbeing of serving and retired members of the armed services is of great concern. Military personnel face daily challenges, trauma and long term post-traumatic stress. They need to be resilient and equipped with the skills to increase their own inner resources, coping and confidence.
Academic research suggests that the true rate of veterans with mental health conditions could be as high as 10% and that the focus on mental health and the Armed Forces should also extend to the families of both serving personnel and veterans, with emerging evidence that their mental health also can be affected by the stresses of Service life and the traumatic events experienced by their military partners (House of Commons Defence Committee Mental Health and the Armed Forces, Part One: The Scale of mental health issues Eleventh Report of Session 2017–19)
I had PTSD and the skills helped me to manage my distress so I could benefit from individual therapy. Tom
Understanding how thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked, their impact and consequences and then learning skills to monitor and manage them will help to reduce distress and increase coping and confidence.
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