In the last three years, Help for Heroes has seen a year-on-year increase in the number of veterans presenting with suicidal ideation, intent, attempt. 

Veterans feature significantly in high-risk groups due to general factors such as age, gender, socio-economic groups, as well as additional factors such as living with a long-term physical or mental health condition or pain. 

We conducted a survey into mental health and suicide in the GB adult population and the Armed Forces Community (8,346 adults, YouGov Plc, July 2022) and this is what we found: 

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Total research sample size 8,346 including:

  • 455 veterans
  • 57 serving personnel
  • 2,405 family/friends of serving/veterans
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