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Many veterans face loneliness and isolation every day

Loneliness and isolation is the invisible enemy faced by many veterans every day.

41% of British Armed Forces veterans say they have felt lonely or isolated at some point since leaving the military. Over a quarter admitted to having suicidal thoughts.

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41%*

of working age veterans in the UK have felt lonely, isolated or suicidal at some point since leaving the Armed Forces

34%*

of working age veterans in the UK have felt overwhelmed by negative feelings

27%*

of working age veterans in the UK said they have had suicidal thoughts since leaving the military

*YouGov poll of 2,007 veterans aged 18-64 years.

Fieldwork was undertaken between 7th - 20th September 2017. The survey was carried out online.

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I worked quite closely with SSAFA volunteers when I was in the air force and it’s always been a charity I have supported. You just never think it will be you that needs help.

Mandy Small