Thanks to Hidden Wounds, a new psychological wellbeing service from military charity Help for Heroes, there is hope on the horizon for Veterans and military families living with everyday mental health problems.
Nigel Lihou, 59, of Pewsey, was serving in Northern Ireland when he survived a grenade that exploded just metres from him. He went on to witness one of the most infamous bombings of The Troubles, which left a lasting impact.
For Alex Ford, 45, of Shropshire, his mental health problems were revealed through feelings of failure after taking redundancy from the RAF in 2012 to look after his family. He feared he’d let everybody down during his six month tour of Helmand in 2011.