Helpline for Military Personnel

Helpline to give forces personnel suffering from mental health problems round-the-clock support has been launched.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced an extra £20 million in funding to pay for the hotline and other new support services over the next decade.

It follows calls by campaigners, including Lord Dannatt, former head of the British Army, for more help for struggling soldiers.

Mr Williamson said the troops should be supported in their times of need, and that he would be personally working to ensure they know where to turn.

He said: "Every hour of every day our safety, security and way of life are protected by our courageous Armed Forces personnel.

The Military Mental Health Helpline can be called on 0800 323 4444

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