If, as an Army family, you’re finding recent events in Afghanistan difficult to deal with, don’t forget that there’s lots of dedicated help and expert advice out there for you.
- There is a wealth of information on our website and links to organisations who can support you, including the Army Welfare Service and charities such as Togetherall.
- Veterans and their families in England can access help through Op COURAGE – the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. You can contact the service yourself or ask your GP or someone else, such as a family member or friend, to do this for you.
- In Wales, veterans can reach out to Veteran Therapists in each local health board.
- There are also dedicated resources available through NHS Scotland and the Northern Ireland Veterans’ Support Office.
- Help for Heroes and Combat Stress provide targeted support.
- You could check out HeadFIT, which is designed for the Defence community and supported by the MOD. It provides 24/7 access to self-help tools that can enhance mood, drive and confidence.
- There are also resources for your soldier to access on the Health & Wellbeing Portal on Defnet and My Healthcare Hub on Defence Gateway, and the Veterans’ Gateway helpline is available for round-the-clock advice on 0808 802 1212.
If you’re having difficulty accessing the mental health support you need as an Army family, contact our Health & Additional Needs Specialist email@example.com
Or, for any other issues, you can contact your local Regional Lead.
POSTED ON 19 AUGUST 2021