The community veterans service treats ex-service personnel who served in the British Armed Forces and who are subsequently experiencing problems with their mental health.
The service is provided by a veteran’s community therapist who offers friendly, accessible help for you and your carer or family. The community therapist will work with you to promote mental health and support your mental health needs. In addition to providing direct treatment for you, they may also help you to access other services which may benefit your overall health and wellbeing.
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.
To make a telephone referral call 0845 207 7711 with the option 1 for east Cornwall, option 2 for mid Cornwall and option 3 for west Cornwall.
The service is available between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Thursday.
The Veterans Gateway website is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support on a broad range of issues including:
The site is also a valuable resource for professionals assisting veteran clients. The team are available 24/7 and have expertise in accessing and signposting the most appropriate organisation for you. Alternatively, you can search the site yourself to find what support is available in your area. Messaging options are also available.
You can also call them on 0808 802 1212.
The Royal British Legion are there to administer and support the delivery of welfare services. They are also responsible for membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout Cornwall. Find a legion near you.
SSAFA, an Armed Forces charity want Armed Forces veterans and their families to know they can depend on them for support. Now and for the rest of their lives. This is for both regular and reserves veterans.
The RAF Families Federation provides all RAF personnel and their families with:
This is for regular and reserve, single or married veterans.
The Army Families Federation is the voice of the Army family. It empowers, acts as an advocate and an expert witness to promote a quality of life, which reflects the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Naval Families Federation vision is for all naval service families to:
Cornwall Mobility are an independent charity who are completely impartial in their choice of suppliers of services or equipment. They will first assess your need before suggesting a solution to meet your particular circumstances.
The Legion's handy van service helps ex-service people and their families. It supports them with small household repairs and minor adaptations.
Surf Action is a military charity. It is dedicated to supporting serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces and their families. Surf Action supports those who suffer from the effects of PTSD, Physical injury or have difficulty re-adjusting to civilian life.
Turn to Starboard is a registered charity. It uses sail training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations. They help retired and serving personnel and their families.
Care and Support in Cornwall is a family information service website is for residents of Cornwall requiring care and support.
Serving in our armed forces can be incredibly demanding. Alongside the physical toll, it can have a huge emotional impact on our servicemen and women. The We Are With You our right turn programme provides specialist support for veterans with specially trained staff.
The Help for Heroes mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for our wounded and their families. We will inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential.
Combat Stress is the UK's leading Veterans' mental health charity.
If you serve in the Armed Forces, or used to, the Citizens' Advice can provide information to you and your family. Find out about help you can get in the UK and abroad, including help with education and travel costs.
Active Plus uses the skills, experience and expertise of injured military veterans to deliver unique programmes. These build confidence, communication, motivation and self-belief. They unlock and nurture the potential of participants, regardless of their background and circumstance.
The Remembering Our Roots CIC 9 ships veterans project is led by 2 experienced facilitators, one of whom is a veteran, and one is not. Between them, they have over 18 years of experience of teaching bushcraft, survival and wilderness living skills courses and qualifications, facilitating, and running men’s groups and rites of passage programmes.
They have experience in working with all ages and sectors of society, are passionate about supporting veterans into joyful, connected civilian lives while honouring their military service and sacrifices.
Email Stacey at ROR services or call 07892 864533 for more details.