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mental health

  1. Fort99

    Depression - Downgraded Appendix 9

    I have been to a civilian GP/ Doctor and been diagnosed with Depression and given anti depressants (sertraline 50mg) I’ve informed the MO/ med centre at work and they’ve said they’ll keep me on the medication for 6 months and have downgraded me to be non deployable and not handle weapons which...
  2. Fort99

    Depression while serving

    I’ve posted on here previously about having mental health issues and depression... I tried to reach out to the Doctor on camp about feeling severely depressed despite trying to go for regular walks and runs during the COVID 19 stuff and being away from work for 2 months nearly now. And having...
  3. Fort99

    Welfare - Mental Health

    Please no piss takes or digs unless genuinely funny.. I’ve only been in a year had a really hard upbringing with family life and my step Dad being an emotional abusive alcoholic throughout my childhood. I joined like many others to escape this to better myself and keep myself on the right...
  4. S

    Coffee, Cake and Combat Stress - fundraising awareness event in Belfast 23rd and 24th October

    Hope it's ok to post here. I work for Combat Stress, the veterans' mental health charity. Following on the events we've held in England we're now heading to Belfast in October. These are fundraising awareness events where a veteran will talk about his experience of mental health issues and...
  5. Stumpy4154

    Courage After the Battle.

    I asked to review this book as it covered a subject I am fortunate not to have experienced but, like many people, holds a good deal of interest. The book it is written by Peter Jackson-Lee, a Royal Marines veteran of the Falklands War and my impression is it is aimed at civilians who want to...
  6. chuggafugga

    Veteran with PTSD who served in Afghanistan faces deportation to Jamaica

    The punch for this fellow, is unlike my friend who was from Mauritius whom served over 5 years and was granted UK cititzenship, is he didn't apply because he "wasn't aware" and didn't seek to sort out his immigration status in the article stipulated here It is a bit of a p*ss take however as...
  7. Lswaldron

    Medical Rejected for The Army Reserve.

    I have been trying to join the Army Reserve and I went through the medical screening with the online questionnaire and then the medical review via GP. The GP confirmed that my medical is of true and I am fit to join the Reserve. Weeks later, I get a letter from the medical board rejecting my...
  8. C

    Impact of deployment on partners mental health...

    I am not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this, so please feel free to delete/ignore... My husband is serving in the air force but the first time he was deployed to Afghanistan I was his girlfriend and just starting my doctorate in clinical psychology. The "support" (I didn't get...
  9. C

    Impact of deployment on mental health of military partners...

    I am not sure if this is the appropriate forum for this, so please feel free to delete/ignore... My husband is serving in the air force but the first time he was deployed to Afghanistan I was his girlfriend and just starting my doctorate in clinical psychology. The "support" (I didn't get...
  10. S11Blade

    3 shot in Copenhagen

    2 police officers and a member of the public shot in central Copenhagen. Shooter at large at this point.
  11. B

    "Moral Injury" rather than "PTSD"?

    Moral Injury - The Huffington Post Moral Injury: Healing - The Huffington Post Found this a helpful article; I'd be very interested in what others think.
  12. Bad CO

    NHS England: Engagement on mental health services for Veterans

    Just in by email: The NHS England engagement on mental health services for veterans is now live and the survey and supporting information can be accessed at: Developing mental health services for veterans in England - NHS England - Citizen Space The...
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