Support The Independent's veterans campaign

Saturday 07 March 2009 01:00

Today The Independent launches its Fight for Our Veterans campaign.

For far too long the mental health of our former soldiers has been shamefully ignored by government. And we are calling for that to change.

Conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder can take years to emerge. So the men and women who have put their lives at risk for us in Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts must know that we are committed to them even when they leave the armed services.

So how can you help?

Firstly showing you care. Click here to sign a petition to make your views know to Downing Street.

Secondly help them directly. Combat Stress provides support and counselling to veterans in the community and badly needs donations to continue their valuable work. Click here to give .

Also, veterans can tell us their stories and you can give us feedback on the campaign in the comment form below.

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