Whistleblower reveals failings at DCMH Tidworth in Wiltshire outlined by top Navy psychiatrist

A major mental health unit for armed forces personnel was condemned as “wholly unsatisfactory and unsafe” by one of the most senior psychiatrists in the services, it has been revealed.

A 2015 report into the mental health unit at Tidworth in Wiltshire obtained by the Guardian found that targets set for the department were “unsustainable and dangerous” and that “the clinical workload expected of staff is unsustainable and is putting patients at risk”. Concerns about mental healthcare for thearmed forces have been raised for years, especially following the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".