Independent all-ranks staff association for regular, reserve and veteran UK armed forces personnel

The Enemy Within: Ex-service personnel and mental illness

Dr Max Pemberton has encountered many ex-servicemen in his work. In an article in The Daily Telegraph, he explains why he is backing a new initiative to help them.

  • Daily Telegraph article: Combat stress: ex-servicemen and mental illness. The Enemy Within Appeal aims to raise £30m to improve services. To donate, send a cheque payable to "Combat Stress" to Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BX. Or donate online at
  • The article mentions the controversial 'Veterans in Prison' issue, which is widely seen in the armed forces community as nothing more than an invented excuse for wrongdoing, but our consultations with prison officers and others in the criminal justice system have suggested that this is not the full picture. BAFF: Veterans in Prison.
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