Media Centre

Founded in 1919, Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health. We have supported more than 100,000 ex-Service men and women of every campaign that British forces have been involved in since the First World War.

We have a current caseload of more than 5,400 Veterans, including 806 who served in Iraq and 519 who served in Afghanistan. Our youngest Veteran is just 18 years old.

We're always happy to help the media in any way that we can. Please contact the Press Office for:

  • Our comments on relevant news stories. Please note that we are a non-political charity and do not comment on issues regarding serving personnel

  • Case studies of Veterans receiving help from Combat Stress

  • Interviews with spokespeople

  • National and regional statistics on Veterans

  • Copies of studies and reports, where possible, on Veterans' mental health conditions.


The Press Office receives a lot of enquries from university students. We are unable to offer interviews with Veterans but we may be able to arrange an interview with a member of staff, dependent on availability.  

The Combat Stress Press Office is open from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please contact Nicola Hudson, Press Officer, on 01372 587165 or email

For out of hours enquiries, please 0800 098 8821.


We also have a regularly-updated factsheet, which we hope you will find useful. Download it here.