After serving in the Armed Forces, some people can find it hard to adjust to civilian life. The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service can help.
#OpCourage is an NHS service, providing a range of specialist support and treatment, developed for people who have served in the Armed Forces and experienced mental ill-health. Every member of staff within the service is either from the Armed Forces or has experience of working with the military community.
How Op COURAGE can help
Op COURAGE can help you and your family with a range of support and treatment, including:
- helping you transition from military to civilian life by providing mental health care with Defence Medical Services (DMS)
- helping you recognise and treat early signs of mental health problems, as well as more advanced mental health conditions and psychological trauma
- providing support and treatment for substance misuse and addictions
- helping you to access other NHS mental health services if you need them, such as finding an NHS talking therapies service and eating disorder services
- liaising with charities and local organisations to support your wider health and wellbeing needs, such as help with housing, relationships, finances and employment
- supporting armed forces families affected by mental health problems, including helping them to access local services
Op COURAGE can be contacted directly to make an appointment on 0300 323 0137 or by emailing them on [email protected].