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Support for veterans as South Cheshire and Vale Royal marks Armistice Day

09/11/2018

As the nation commemorates 100 years since the end of World War 1, remembering those lost in conflict and recognising those who have served for their country, the NHS in South Cheshire and Vale Royal are highlighting the support available for veterans.

NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale Royal CCG have put in place a number of services to help veterans with their mental health.

Tracey Shewan, Executive Director of Quality and Safeguarding at the CCGS, said: "Whilst we remember those who lost their lives in conflict, it's also important that those who have returned home and may have left the armed forces.

"All military veterans and their families are prioritised both for assessment and treatment within our Wellbeing Hub, who work with specialist services for veterans and can help with a range of different support options depending on the persons need.

"The important thing is not to suffer in silence, talk to us, there is help and support available for you and your family."

The Wellbeing Hub is made up of experienced mental health nurses, psychological therapists and psychiatrists, who provide treatment and support following assessment and can refer people to other services if necessary.

You can refer yourself to the hub, either by calling the team in Crewe on 01606 555 263, Winsford on 01606 555 211 or online here.

Additionally, there is also the ‘Veterans in Mind’ support service which delivers specialist high-quality care with a focus on improving psychological wellbeing, increasing social networks and long-term recovery.

To find out more about Veterans in Mind, visit their website https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/military-veterans-services

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