You are not alone - support is available for the Armed Forces community

22nd June 2023

As part of Armed Forces Day on 24 June, we would like to remind local people that support is available for veterans, reservists, active members of the armed forces and their families.

As a Veteran Aware Trust, an accreditation from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VC HA), we are committed to improving NHS care for the Armed Forces Community.

Expert mental health support is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, which can help those finding life difficult after leaving the military. Working together with armed forces charities, Op COURAGE will help you get the right type of specialist care, support and treatment for your specific needs.

Help with issues such as health, welfare, housing and employment is also available to veterans through the Trust’s Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing Team

Steps2Wellbeing can also provide mental health and wellbeing support to the Armed Forces community. The team focus on psychological difficulties such as feeling stressed, worried, or fed up. Read more.

It's also a good time to think about our staff whose family members serve in the Armed Forces - they face a range of challenges with loved ones frequently away and involved in conflict.

Armed Forces Day a nationwide celebration that brings together communities to recognise the dedication and sacrifices of men and women from the Army, Navy and RAF. It's an opportunity for people from all walks of life to show support and gratitude to the military for helping to keep us safe. For more information visit the Armed Forces Day website.

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