The number of veterans seeking help for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has risen by more than a quarter over the last year.
Military charity Combat Stress said a total of 2,264 former services personnel contacted them for support for PTSD and other mental health problems last year - an increase of 26%.
The organisation said six new veterans are coming forward to ask for help each day.
The rise in cases of more than a quarter at least doubled the increase seen the previous year.
The trend was said to be mainly due to a "marked rise" in the number of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan coming forward with mental health problems.