Former soldiers at Invictus Games speak of overcoming 'invisible injuries' of war

Two former British soldiers competing in the Invictus Games have told ITV News about overcoming the "invisible injuries" of war.

Prince Harry has said he wants the games, taking place in Orlando, Florida, to highlight the mental health challenges rarely seen in veterans that can destroy from within.

Former Royal Marine Commando Paul Vice said it is often the invisible scars that take longer to heal.

He told ITV News people should not be ashamed to confront mental health issues and they should not be afraid to ask for help.

"It doesn't mean you're weak, it doesn't mean you're weak-minded or anything," he said. "It just happens sometimes."

Former Royal Engineer Josh Boggi is another wounded veteran taking part in the games.

He lost three limbs and nearly died in Afghanistan, but has fought back to win medals.

Josh spoke to ITV News:

Josh said he is able to live a "as normal as can be" family life.

"There are always challenges in life but it's about adapting and overcoming them and finding ways to do things," he said.

He added that former soldiers will need support from the British public for decades to come.

"People need help, people just need to get behind them," Josh said. "If the British public could keep behind the Armed Forces that would be great."