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Combat Stress: More veterans seeking help with military PTSD

Veterans' mental health charity Combat Stress report a 26% increase in the number of ex-Service personnel seeking help for mental ill-health and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) over the last year. They say that the increase is mainly accounted for by a marked rise in those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan seeking help.

The good news, according to Combat Stress, is that residential programmes offered at their treatment centres are proving to be an effective treatment for veterans with psychological injuries. Research published in the British Medical Journal showed that the charity’s intensive six-week course improved PTSD symptoms in 87 per cent of cases.

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Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) recommendations 2015

As predicted, the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) has recommended a general increase of 1% in base pay, increases of up to 2.8% in rental charges for service accommodation, and of 1.5% in the daily food charge.

BAFF has also just learned that Australian Defence Force personnel, after a hard-fought but respectful campaign by representative organisations with influential MP support, have finally won an increase to their Government's original pay offeran increase to their Government's original pay offer.

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