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Mental healthcare

The Ministry of Defence recognises mental illness, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as a serious and disabling medical condition - but one which can be treated. Assessment and treatment is available for service personnel who might be concerned about their mental health.

Minimising risk

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Measures are in place to reduce risk and increase awareness of mental illness at all levels.

Trauma management

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A system called Trauma Risk Management (TRiM), designed to identify personnel at risk after traumatic incidents.

Delivery of care

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There are 15 military Departments of Community Mental Health (DCMH) providing outpatient mental health care in UK.

Reserves programme

The Reserves Mental Health Programme is available to Reservists who have returned from operations since 2003.

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The diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, including PTSD, is performed by fully trained and accredited mental health personnel.