The Forgotten Fallen in numbers

There are an estimated 5 million veterans in the UK, and a further 20,000 personnel leave the forces each year.

In 2010:

  • 164 personnel had to leave the armed forces because of a psychological condition
  • Of these, 35 were diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder
  • Around one person in every 1,000 regular service personnel is discharged annually for mental health reasons


The Forgotten Fallen?

An ITV News investigation has uncovered fears that not enough is being done for soldiers and veterans who are suffering from mental illness, as a result of the effects of warfare.