Healthcare Covenant support for Regulars and Reserves
Covenant support for the Armed Forces community includes the following:
“I don’t know about the NHS services available, as the Armed Forces have always provided me with healthcare”
Find out about accessing NHS healthcare while in active service, and NHS information and support for Armed Forces families. This includes healthcare advice for you and your family when relocating within the UK or returning home from an overseas posting.
Looking after our Armed Forces provides guidance from MOD on healthcare support.
GOV.UK also provides mental health guidance for Service personnel. The support available also includes Togetherall (previously known as the Big White Wall), a mental health support service. Also, HeadFit for Life is a mental fitness tool designed specifically for the Armed Forces community.
- The Ministry of Defence’s Defence people mental health and wellbeing strategy 2017 to 2022. This provided a renewed focus on promotion of mental health wellbeing, and the prevention of mental ill health for serving personnel, veterans, families and MOD civil servants.
- The Ministry of Defence’s Defence People Health and Wellbeing Strategy – 2022 to 2027. This sets out the vision for all Defence People to be in a state of positive physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.
- NHS England’s Healthcare for the Armed Forces community: a forward view