“They say that UK military personnel and their families were being ‘completely failed’, they were the words they used, when they need mental health care,” she continued.
“In part because they say because such a tiny proportion of the NHS budget is spent on mental health services specifically for veterans.”
Mercer responded: “So personally on the House of Commons report that was released over a year ago before we set up OVA.
“That’s exactly what the Office for Veterans Affairs is trying to do. Bring those things together and make sure there are adequate resources going into this sector.”
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