NHS England will shortly announce the providers of the forthcoming veterans’ mental health complex treatment service (VMH CTS) that will launch on 1 April 2018.
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In preparation for this announcement, we would like to remind colleagues of the purpose of the VMH CTS, which is to provide an enhanced service for veterans who have military attributable complex mental health problems, many of whom will have experienced trauma, which have not been resolved earlier in the care/support pathway.
Informed by the views of veterans and their families, the VMH CTS will focus on ex-service personnel who will benefit from the intensive provision of a range of mental health and social interventions. This may include (but is not limited to) support for substance misuse, physical health, employment, accommodation, relationships and finances, as well as occupational and trauma focused therapies.