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Armed forces mental health service now includes those nearing discharge

 

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Armed forces mental health service now includes those nearing discharge

NHS England has launched improved mental health services for veterans in response to national engagement undertaken last year.

The service builds on the success of current provision and seeks to provide increased access and treatment that is sensitive to the needs of patients and their families. A significant benefit of the new service is that armed forces personnel approaching discharge can also now access NHS care and treatment for mental health conditions. Available across England, patients will be able to self-refer or request referral via a health care professional or service charity. More…