- Additional mental health services to be rolled out to veterans through Op COURAGE
- Support will be tailored to those dealing with complex mental or physical trauma or alcohol and substance misuse
- Dedicated care co-ordinators will be appointed to reduce suicide rates
Armed Forces veterans, including those who served in Afghanistan, will benefit from additional mental health support backed by £2.7 million for Op COURAGE – the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. Read more.
Published on 25 August 2021
The meeting outlined support available to former service personnel across the UK and agreed to share information and best practice on supporting veterans.
Government, charities and the academic sector met today to highlight the range of support on offer to veterans of the Afghanistan conflict, in light of the difficult situation in the country.
The meeting, co-chaired by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Minister for Defence People and Veterans Leo Docherty and attended by the Health Secretary Sajid Javid, brought together government departments, veterans charities and experts in military mental health. Read more.
Published on 18 August 2021
If you are struggling as a result of the recent events in Afghanistan, there is support available across the United Kingdom for veterans and those affected. Read more.
Recent events in Afghanistan have unfolded at an extraordinary pace, the world has been shocked as the Taliban have taken control. There will be many within the Armed Forces Community for whom the fall of Afghanistan is particularly hard to take. Over the last two decades members of our community have spent years separated from those that they love, many have suffered injuries that have changed their lives completely, and 457 tragically lost their lives leaving behind devastated families. Read more.
“My husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Hearing everything which has been happening in Afghanistan over the past few days has stirred up so many different emotions for me and our children.” Read more.