Combat Stress charity treating more Afghan veterans

Mental health charity Combat Stress has 662 Afghanistan veterans in its care and has been treating a rising number of soldiers who fought there.

The number of Afghanistan veterans seeking mental health support has climbed by 57 per cent
The number of Afghanistan veterans seeking mental health support has climbed by 57 per cent Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Commodore Andrew Cameron, the charity's chief executive, said: "We cannot allow the ex-service men and women who suffer from the invisible injuries of war to go unnoticed and untreated.

"This is an unnecessary drain on society and our veterans and families deserve better."

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Increase in Afghanistan veterans seeking mental health advice

There has been a 57% annual rise in the number of Afghanistan veterans seeking mental health support, according to new figures. Some 358 ex-military personnel sought help in 2013 from the mental health charity Combat Stress.