How to improve mental health services for veterans and their families has been discussed at a conference in London today.
 
The gathering of government ministers, health workers and charities was hosted by the Kings Centre for Military Health research and sponsored by the Forces In Mind Trust.
 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the mental health illness most people associate with military service. During the course of the war in Afghanistan it grabbed many headlines. 
 
But the reality is PTSD is only a problem for a minority of veterans. Air Vice Marshal Ray Lock from the Forces In Mind Trust said:
 
"... study after study has shown that it's no greater, no more prevalent, in the Armed Forces community than it is in the general population.
 
"That's not to say that if you suffer from PTSD you shouldn't get the very best treatment that you can get your hands on.
 
"One of the purposes of the conferences today is to present evidence to find out what works and what doesn't work"
 
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