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ROSEANNA BACKS HELP FOR HEROES’ CAMPAIGN AGAINST MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has given her backing to the latest campaign by Help for Heroes, launched this week.

Ms Cunningham said:

“Help for Heroes is a charity that supports those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the Armed Forces.  They do a fantastic amount of good work offering the support ex-service men and women need to enable them to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives.

“In their latest campaign, launched this week, Help for Heroes is encouraging all Armed Forces family members who are worried about the mental health of a loved one and the impact that might be having on their own wellbeing, to get in touch and talk to them. 

“I applaud them for their work and I back them 100 per cent on this incredibly important campaign.

“New research shows that nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of partners or family members of an Armed Services Veteran or Service Person state that their own wellbeing and mental health has been directly affected as a result of their family member’s situation. 

“With only 5 per cent saying they would seek help from a mental health professional, there is clearly a great deal of suffering in silence going on and people need to know that there is no shame in asking for help when it is needed.

“Help for Heroes 'Hidden Wounds' campaign is designed to reach out to them and I would encourage any ex-service personnel living with anxiety, depression or anger to get in touch with them whether it is online, by email or through their freephone number.”

 

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Hidden Wounds Website  for online support

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 0808 2020 144 (free from UK landlines) 9am – 5pm

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NOTE: More information is available via the campaign video which can be found here as well as on Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelpforHeroesOfficial/videos/2146786135338751/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelpforHeroes/status/952986245667237889

Full details of the Blue Monday YouGov research report is available here.

 

 

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