1 YouGov survey commissioned by Help for Heroes, December 2018. This statistic has been rounded up from the full figure of: 3 years, 9 months, 21 days, 21 hours and 36 minutes.
2 Ministry of Defence, Annual Medical Discharges in the UK Regular Armed Forces, published July 2018. 3 Ministry of Defence, Annual Medical Discharges in the UK Regular Armed Forces,
published July 2018.
4 King’s College London, ‘What happens to British Veterans when they leave the Armed Forces?’, 2005.
All other figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 10,444 adults, of which 189 had served in the Armed Forces and had experienced difficulties with mental
health. Fieldwork was undertaken between 7–13 December 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
We helped 4,194 wounded, injured and sick individuals between August 2017 and August 2018 with
their physical and mental wellbeing. Of these:
• 881 accessed support from our Psychological Wellbeing Service
• Our Psychological Wellbeing Advisors delivered activities to 138 participants,
which included workshops on Anger Management and Compassionate Resilience.
• Membership to the two Fellowship groups increased by 1,714 to 11,396, and during
this time over 10,000 participants attended just over 600 Fellowship events
across the UK
• 469 Veterans accessed support from our welfare service. Since receiving support,
the number of individuals reporting dissatisfaction with their social lives reduced
by 17% and the number reporting dissatisfaction with their support networks
reduced by 12%
This year, it is our aim to support even more Veterans, serving personnel and their families, many of
whom will need mental health support.