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REPORT: Not Enough Being Spent On Veteran Health

Jamie Jones has complex PTSD. He served for eight and a half years with the RAF regiment as a commander and an advance medic completing 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan within a three year period. 

The Wave and Swansea Sound are putting the spotlight on the amount of money being spent on mental health services for armed forces veterans.

The Commons Defence Committee  says Britain's spending a "shamefully small" fraction of its health budget . 

It's found less than one percent of health money is currently spent on veteran specific services. 

Jamie Jones from Conwy has complex PTSD. He served for eight and a half years with the RAF regiment as a commander and an advance medic completing 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan within a three year period. 

He was just eighteen years old when he was deployed. 

Just a few months ago Jamie was so depressed he contemplated taking his own life. His family turned to the organisation Minds at War in a last attempt to try to get him the help he needed.

He's told us how that phone call to Norman Mcguigan and his team changed his life, so much so, he now helps others going through a tough time.

Our reporter Emma Grant spoke to Jamie about his time as a medic, how it felt being the youngest person at his base in Afghanistan and his thoughts on health provision for veterans. 


 

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