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


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


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