During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Leaving the armed forces can present unique challenges. These can range from practical problems such as finding housing and employment or managing finances, to dealing with a variety of emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress. If unaddressed these issues can lead to long-term health and mental health problems.
The Veterans' and Families' Partnership is about organisations working together to support veterans and their families. The service is for those who have served in HM Armed Forces, Merchant Navy (including National Servicemen, Regulars or Reserves).
The service provides assessment of mental health and social care needs, treatment and support options for veterans with service related conditions and their families. We do this working in partnership with a wide range of other armed forces charitable organisations, the public sector and the Ministry of Defence.
Veterans can attend for individual sessions and group sessions with other veterans. An experienced therapist, who also has a service background, facilitates the group.
Find out more about our service by reading our information leaflet.
Listed below are some of the agencies that constitute the Veterans' and Familes' Partnership: