Help for Heroes attends Veterans' Mental Health Conference 2019

Thursday 14 March 2019

Help for Heroes is pleased to be at the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) Veterans’ Mental Health Conference 2019 today, which is being attended by His Royal Highness Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex. The event at King's College London's Strand campus brings together experts in the field to share the latest knowledge about how to tackle the growing issue of Veterans’ Mental health.

Regarding the upcoming Government spending review, The Minister for Defence People and Veterans the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP said at the conference this morning that the Defence budget must be about the people, the family and the children – not just “shiny equipment”.

In response, Melanie Waters, Help for Heroes CEO says: “Every single month over 350 wounded Veterans reach out for support from Help for Heroes for the first time, and the demand for support is showing no sign of slowing. It’s great that His Royal Highness Prince Harry and others are speaking up on their behalf. All they want is a fair chance to be a force for good again, but without the will and the money from Government, that simply won’t happen.”

Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds psychological wellbeing service has advised and supported over 2,250 Veterans and family members with their mental health since 2014. The Charity has supported 22,744 individuals since launching in 2007.​