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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Discharges more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers serving in the Army Reserve have left in each year since 2012. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL926 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The total number recruited into the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) between 2012 and 2015 is 12,130.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>3,960</p></td><td><p>2,960</p></td><td><p>5,210</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number leaving the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) since 2012 is 12,680.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>4,710</p></td><td><p>4,620</p></td><td><p>3,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL925 more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.963Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
386126
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between 2012 and 2015. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL925 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The total number recruited into the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) between 2012 and 2015 is 12,130.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>3,960</p></td><td><p>2,960</p></td><td><p>5,210</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number leaving the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) since 2012 is 12,680.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>4,710</p></td><td><p>4,620</p></td><td><p>3,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL926 more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
386125
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on meeting obligations to veterans in accordance with the Military Covenant. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The majority of service-leavers make a successful transition into civilian life, due in no small part to the ethos and skills they develop during their Service careers. For those who struggle, the Government is committed to ensuring they receive the support they need and are treated with the dignity they deserve.</p><p> </p><p>One of the key tenets of the Covenant is that the Armed Forces community should, in some cases, be afforded special consideration. That is why, subject to clinical need, veterans receive priority care from NHS England and in the Devolved Administrations.</p><p> </p><p>Over the past five years we have allocated £40 million to support veterans with accommodation needs. In addition, the Chancellor announced in March that a new £25 million fund would be set up, to which charities can apply to assist our elderly veterans. These are the people to whom our nation turned at the most perilous moments in our history, and it is absolutely right that we recognise their needs now.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:10:02.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:10:02.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve mental health support for (1) veterans, and (2) serving military personnel. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL6535 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence is absolutely committed to the mental health of our Service personnel, providing robust training, welfare support and development opportunities. When necessary, we ensure that both serving personnel and veterans are given the mental healthcare and treatment they need. We do this by working in close partnership with a variety of different organisations, including the NHS (which is responsible for the provision of healthcare, including mental healthcare, for veterans) and Service charities such as Combat Stress.</p><p>Recent initiatives include the Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, launched in July 2017, which covers all Defence people and identifies the need for strong partnerships with the Department of Health, the NHS in England and the Devolved Administrations and the charitable sector, and a new operating model focusing on Promote, Prevent, Treat and Detect.</p><p>In October 2017, we announced a new partnership with the Royal Foundation, aimed at helping maintain and develop good mental fitness. And on 25 February this year, the Secretary of State for Defence announced that we have built on our existing partnership with Combat Stress to provide a new MOD-funded Military Mental Health Helpline for Serving personnel and their families, providing out-of-hours advice and assistance and running in conjunction with the charity's existing helpline for the veterans' community. We will also be providing an additional £2million of annual funding for military mental health services, on top of the £20million a year we already spend.</p><p>Mental health services are already provided for serving personnel through a network of 20 permanent locations, comprising 11 Departments of Community Mental Health (DCMHs); six Mental Health Teams (MHTs); and three locations with a permanent Community Mental Health Nurse. These support the provision of healthcare that is available through Service primary care facilities. In-patient care is provided in dedicated psychiatric units through a central contract MOD has with a partnership of eight NHS Trusts.</p><p>Personnel leaving the Armed Forces who have had mental health issues during their Service are eligible to access services at a local DCMH for up to six months after discharge, to help them during the transition period. A Veterans' Transition Protocol ensures any Service person discharged with a diagnosed mental health disorder is handed over appropriately to the NHS in England.</p><p>Where a Service person leaving the Armed Forces has an enduring need for mental healthcare, we work in partnership with NHS England through the Veterans Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (VMH-TILS), to ensure continuity of care. The VMH-TILS service provides a range of treatment and support for veterans, as well as Armed Forces personnel approaching discharge. It will arrange for veterans to be referred if necessary to the NHS England Veterans' Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (VMH-CTS) which launches on 1 April 2018.</p><p>Other services available from MOD to veterans include the Veterans and Reserves Mental Health Programme (VRMHP), for veterans that have served since 1982 and Reservists with operational service overseas since 2003 (provided through the DCMHs), and the Veterans UK and Veterans Welfare Service.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T15:32:02.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T15:32:02.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Bases: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been received from the sale of former military sites and bases in Northern Ireland to date. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL5915 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Since 2005 the Ministry of Defence has received around £117 million in disposal receipts from the sale of surplus sites in Northern Ireland.</p><p>All transactions were carried out in accordance with the Hillsborough Agreement.</p><p>Over the same period, the Department gifted four bases to the Northern Ireland Executive with an estimated total combined value of £21 million. As outlined in a Written Ministerial Statement (HCWS509) released on 4 February 2016, there is also intent to gift an additional 59 surplus Service Family Accommodation units to the Northern Ireland Executive, with a combined value of £3.5 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T16:54:58.603Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T16:54:58.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name 20160204_WMS_Gifting_of_Surplus_Accommodation_to_the_Northern_Ireland_Excecutive.docx more like this
star this property title WMS on Gifting Accommodation to NI Executive more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve in 2016. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL5023 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Intake figures to the Army Reserve during the calendar year 2016 are currently being validated ahead of publication as official statistics on 9 February 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-02-06T17:13:45.693Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T17:13:45.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent to help members of the armed forces living in Northern Ireland with their transition back to civilian life in each of the last three years; and how much of that sum was spent on housing. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL5005 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Assisting our former Service personnel transition to civilian life is of major importance, as indeed is having in place a robust and effective resettlement system that helps our Service personnel on a number of levels.</p><p> </p><p>While the Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not centrally record how much is spent on transitioning Service personnel to civilian life, the following table shows the number of individuals with a Northern Ireland postcode who have taken advantage of the services offered by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and are in employment.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>CTP Programme</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>BT Postcodes</strong></p><p><strong>Placements</strong></p><p><strong>in Northern Ireland </strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>BT Postcodes Placements</strong></p><p><strong>Outside Northern Ireland or unknown location</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Employment Support Programme</strong></p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Full Support Programme</strong></p></td><td><p>95</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>112</p></td><td><p>76</p></td><td><p>74</p></td><td><p>89</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>BT postcodes placements outside NI or ‘unknown location’ – means individuals have recorded a NI address but their work location is outside NI (i.e. they may have a permanent residence in NI which they return to at weekends or holidays or they have not informed CTP of a permanent change of address)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Employment Support Programme is for those who have served more than four but less than six years. These individuals do not receive the Individual Resettlement Training Costs Grant nor do they have an entitlement to Graduated Resettlement Time (i.e. paid time off for vocational training). However, they can take advantage of the many briefings available and they are supported in their search for employment by the CTP consultants and Job Finding Service, including access to the online jobs portal ‘RightJob’. They can also take advantage of resettlement training courses on a ‘standby’ basis in their own time.</p><p> </p><p>Service personnel who have served for six years or more are entitled to the Full Support Programme. This entitles them to the Individual Resettlement Training Costs Grant (IRTC) which is worth £534 per person.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, Service Leavers may claim Travel and Subsistence costs during their training; the amount of training is dependent on length of service up to a maximum of 35 days for those who have served for 16 years or more.</p><p> </p><p>The Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) is the MOD’s tri-Service focal point set up to provide Service personnel and their families with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any point in their career, and to those during Armed Forces Resettlement to assist the transition to civilian life. Delivered through briefings, Housing Matters magazine publication, and one to one discussions where necessary. JSHAO also manages the MOD Referral Scheme supporting social housing in conjunction with Local Authorities and Housing Associations. The cost for providing advice is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T17:15:04.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T17:15:04.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Learning Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures are in place for members of the armed forces who present with learning difficulties. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL4193 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Defence recognises four Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), comprising dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and scotopic sensitivity syndrome.</p><p>Individuals affected by SpLD are eligible for specific support which may include reasonable adjustments to training and working environments. SpLD is recognised as being an issue that is principally and proactively managed by the individual, supported where necessary by their Chain of Command and not a condition which should draw undue attention, impractical or unmanageable special measures or stigma.</p><p>Defence direction on SpLD is accessible at unit level through Joint Service Publication (JSP) 822 'Defence direction and guidance for training and education' (part 1, section 6.1 refers). In addition, the single Services have trained SpLD advisors who can offer advice, guidance and a range of strategies to help individuals get the support they need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-12-20T15:51:56.337Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-20T15:51:56.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Suicide more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the rate of suicide among UK armed forces personnel who have seen active service in Afghanistan or Iraq. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL3467 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence takes the mental health and well-being of its personnel very seriously. Our policy aims to reduce suicide risk through education, tackling stigma, and providing rapid, easily accessible, and flexible access to mental health support and health care services.</p><p>For the period 1 August 2002 to 31 December 2015, the rate of coroner confirmed suicides and open verdict deaths amongst those who had previously deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan and were still in Service at the time of their death was 0.9 per 1,000. This compared to a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 for those UK service personnel who have not been identified as having deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan prior to their death.</p><p>The 'Suicide and Open Verdict Deaths in the UK Regular Armed Forces 1984-2015' National Statistics Notice published in March 2016 shows that over the past 30 years, male suicide rates among the UK regular Armed Forces have been lower than the UK general population. In 2014, the male suicide rate in the UK general population was 16.8 per 100,000 compared to a UK Armed Forces rate of 4 per 100,000.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-11-30T16:29:04.21Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T16:29:04.21Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to provide a dedicated 24-hour mental health helpline for serving soldiers. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont remove filter
star this property uin HL3466 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is absolutely committed to looking after the mental health of our Armed Forces, and provides a range of community-based health care in line with national best practice. We appreciate that personnel with mental health issues might need access to help outside normal working hours, and we provide this by working in close partnership with a variety of different organisations, including the NHS and Service charities.</p><p> </p><p>In most areas of the UK, immediate out of hours care includes the free 24-hour mental health helpline run by the charity Combat Stress (which receives funding from MOD), and the Big White Wall, a 24-hour online community. In Northern Ireland, we provide MOD-managed telephone support for Service personnel for primary healthcare, as there is no contracted independent service provider for this type of health care in that part of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In the most serious cases, where urgent treatment is required, we are able to arrange emergency admittance to one of eight specialised inpatient NHS mental health units, under a contract between MOD and a consortium of NHS Trusts. These units have a range of dedicated facilities for military personnel, and admission can be arranged at any time of day or night.</p><p> </p><p>We believe that these arrangements are robust and effective, and there are therefore no plans to provide an additional helpline.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-11-29T17:03:35.4Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T17:03:35.4Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this