Women in the Armed Forces failing to get the help they need

The NE is proud of our servicemen & women & NE Charity Forward Assist showed women veterans did not get the mental health support they need especially given the level of sexual harassment they experienced. But the Minister didn’t seem to know what I was talking about.


Chi Onwurah 

(Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab)

The north-east is proud to send so many young men and women into the armed forces—more than any other region. As a consequence, we have many veterans living in our region. A 2019 report from the north-east charity Forward Assist, “No Man’s Land”, highlighted the experience of women veterans, and in particular the unacceptable sexual harassment that they had to deal with. It also highlighted the lack of mental health support for them when they left the armed services, and particularly the lack of online support for those feeling isolated. What will the Minister do to ensure that women veterans have the mental health support that they need and deserve after their service?



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