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RAF Veterans Not Seeking Help For Psychological Difficulties

Depression, loneliness, relationship troubles and bereavement - these are the issues that a significant number of RAF veterans are...

Depression, loneliness, relationship troubles and bereavement - these are the issues that a significant number of RAF veterans are struggling with, according to a new report. 
 
The RAF Benevolent Fund says of those surveyed - both young and old:
 
  • 92 percent of veterans with psychological difficulties didn't seek help 
  • 205,000 veterans said they struggled to care properly for themselves
  • 170,000 have to cope with relationship and isolation issues
  • 195,000 say they struggle with mobility
 
The RAF Benevolent Fund says only 8% of those affected are seeking help.
 
The charity is launching two new services.
 
Its Director of Welfare and Policy, Air Cdre Paul Hughesdon, has been speaking to Kaija Larke.
 
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