It is for those experiencing complex mental illness related to their time in the military, and is here to help veterans regardless of when they left the armed forces.
Our service is for former forces personnel in the north of England – from communities from South Yorkshire and Cheshire up to the Scottish Borders – and is run in partnership with the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, Combat Stress.
It provides therapies for veterans experiencing psychological trauma (such as post-traumatic stress disorder), alongside a range of other treatments and advice including help with substance misuse, physical health, employment, accommodation, relationships and finances.
If you are referred into our service, you will be assigned a care coordinator, who will be your regular point of contact throughout your time with us.
They will work closely with a dedicated team of nurses, occupational therapists, psychological therapists, a psychiatrist and peer support workers to ensure you get the right care and treatment, either at home or at a local clinic or suitable community venue.
All referrals into our service come via the Veteran’s Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (VMH TILS) which is provided by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. They provide more information for those wanting to make a referral on their website.
HQ, Hamill at the Quays