Nick Drainey September 1 2019 Photo credit JEFF J MITCHELL
Military regiments, charities and ex-personnel need to work harder to allow veterans with mental illness to access help, a leading campaigner has warned.
The stigma of mental health is gradually being removed across society but many ex-servicemen and women are still being left without treatment, according to the head of a charity that uses horsemanship to rebuild confidence and skills.
Jock Hutchison, a former marine, is chief executive of HorseBack UK in Aberdeenshire. He says it can take seven years for post-traumatic stress disorder to manifest itself in veterans, meaning many are well out of the services.