Mental well-being interventions in the military: The ten key principles

Erin G. Lawrence*, N. Jones, N. Greenberg, N. T. Fear, S. Wessely, G. Michael, S. Taylor-Beirne, A. Simms

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Organisations including the United Kingdom Armed Forces should seek to implement mental health interventions to increase the psychological well-being of their workforce. This editorial briefly presents ten key principles that military forces should consider before implementing such interventions. These include job-focused training; evaluating interventions; the use of internal versus external training providers; the role of leaders; unit cohesion, single versus multiple session psychological interventions; not overgeneralising the applicability of interventions; the need for repeated skills practice; raising awareness and the fallibility of screening.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Military Health
Early online date28 Apr 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Apr 2021


  • adult psychiatry
  • mental health
  • psychiatry


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