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.

Referrals to Community Veterans Service

To make a telephone referral:
0845 207 7711 with the option 1 for East locality, option 2 for Mid locality and option 3 for West locality.

West – Kerrier, Penwith & IoS
Mid – Restormel & Carrick
East – North Cornwall & Caradon

To make an email referrals:
cft.eastreferralteam@nhs.net

cft.midreferralteam@nhs.net

cft.westreferralteam@nhs.net

Contact Information

Trevillis House, Lodge Hill, Liskeard, PL14 4NE
01579 373737 Fax: 01579 335245
Email: cpn-tr.veteranassistance@nhs.net

Opening Hours

The service is available between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm, Monday to Thursday.

Leaflet

Community Veterans Service leaflet

Resources

Pathway Access to Community Veterans Mental Health Service