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Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many calls the Military Mental Health Helpline has received from people who joined the army aged (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, and (d) over 18 since that helpline was launched.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Since its launch on 25 February 2018, the Combat Stress 24-hour Mental Health Helpline has received 571 calls (as of 18 Jun 2018).

Callers to the helpline are not asked at what age they joined the Armed Forces and therefore this data is not captured.

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