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114 service personne and 38 civilians in defence honoured by Her Majesty The Queen in the annual New Year Honours List
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This briefing provides an outline of the current evidence on UK military mental health, including prevalence rates of mental health problems in serving personnel (regulars and reserves) and data on suicide, help-seeking, violence and offending. As yet, there is no evidence of a 'bow wave', 'tidal wave' or 'tsunami' of mental health problems in UK Regulars or Reservists. The data was first published by King's Centre for Military Health Research and Academic Department for Military Mental Health two years ago. Continuing studies have not undermined it.

Secretary of State : Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP

Minister of State : Rt Hon Mike Penning MP (currently assumed to be Minister for the Armed Forces)

Minister of State : Rt Hon Earl Howe (unpaid in this position)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State : Mark Lancaster TD MP (Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans)

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State : Harriett Baldwin MP

Rt Hon Mark Francois MP has left the Government but has been appointed by the Prime Minister to conduct a review into the use of reserves in the Army.

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