Policy paper

Defence people mental health and wellbeing strategy

Ministry of Defence strategy to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the armed forces, their families, veterans, and defence civilians.



The vision of the ‘Defence people health and wellbeing strategy:

All defence people to enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health and wellbeing, feeling connected with, and supported by, the military and wider community, enabling them to contribute to the delivery of defence outputs, including operational capability, as part of the whole force

Published 20 July 2017
Last updated 27 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the MHW executive summary.

  2. Updated to include the full strategy and the executive summary.

  3. Updated the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2022 with a slight amendment to the layout and helpline number.

  4. Updated Defence people mental health and wellbeing strategy 2017 to 2022.

  5. First published.