When Joanne Jukes met her partner David he was already dealing with PTSD from his time in the Staffordshire Regiment, and work in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Help for Heroes and Combat Stress were involved with the Dave, but after struggling as a family to get the level of support they needed, Dave took his own life.

Joanne Jukes

Joanne is petitioning for a National Memorial for Armed Forces Personnel who die as a result of their service. She says, "Currently, only in-service deaths are automatically recorded on the Armed Forces Memorial Database however, many deaths happen in the weeks, months and years following the return from the battlefield. Mental Health conditions, in particular, sometimes take longer to manifest themselves due to the very nature of CPTSD- this does not mean they should then be ignored as a direct result of the battleground."


Educational Resources

WW2 D-Day veterans
WW2 Convoy veterans
Our Secret WW2
The Korean War
WW1 War recordings