Community Veterans Service
The Community Veteran’s Service treats ex-service personnel who served in the British armed forces and who are subsequently experiencing problems with their mental health.
The Community Veterans Service is provided by a veteran’s community therapist who offers friendly, accessible help for you and your carer or family. She will work with you to promote mental health and support your mental health needs. In addition to providing direct treatment for you, she may also help you to access other services which may benefit your overall health and well-being.
You can be referred to the service by your GP, through an ex-service establishment, a charity, Combat Stress or you can make a self referral.
Once we have received your referral, we will meet with you, in a location which is convenient for you. We will use the meeting to agree what treatment may benefit you and will agree how this will be provided. The community veteran’s therapist will contact specialist services on your behalf if required and the therapist will remain in regular contact with you as you progress through your care plan.
This service began through a pilot project run in partnership with the Department of Health.
The service is available between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm, Monday to Thursday.