ONE in four Armed Forces family members believe that their own mental health and wellbeing has been affected as a result of their loved one’s service, according to a new survey from Help for Heroes and YouGov.

In terms of dealing with these problems, 16 per cent said they would try to cope alone, with only 5 per cent saying they would seek help from a mental health professional.  

Worryingly, of the people who would try and cope alone, 39 per cent said they would try to cope alone due to feelings of not having “the right to share their struggles or get support”.  

Any family members who are worried about the mental health of a loved one and the impact it’s having on their own wellbeing can contact Help for Heroes via the charity’s website.

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