The loss of all the environments above or even a few, and the lack of ability to cope can erode away at an individual’s confidence, making them reluctant to go frequently into that environment. It can also put them under pressure to perform and make them feel anxious about their abilities. This over time can have a big impact on a person’s mental health, where they stop socialising which further has a knock-on effect on their mental health and leads to depression.
We see this time and time again in the elderly client, but equally our veterans who may be younger and leaving the forces with some form of mental health issue such as PTSD and coming back into civilian work life.
They have to try and compete with people the same age, with similar skill sets, but having not suffered this way within a work environment like the veteran. The veteran will need to be empowered and supported to compete for new work roles in a civilian job.