NHS England has commissioned a new Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service for those leaving the Armed Services (in transition) and any Veteran of HM Armed Forces.
The Midlands and East regions service is a unique collaboration of three NHS Trusts and two credible charities Mental Health Matters (MHM) and Walking with the Wounded (WWTW). The service operates a single point of enquiry run by Mental Health Matters, who process all professionals and self-referrals and allocate patients to the appropriate NHS Veterans Hub. In exceptional cases, where the veterans experience significant difficulty accessing NHS support, walking with the Wounded will provide private funded psychology treatment.
- To make a referral for health care, social care or welfare, professionals should contact Mental Health Matters - please ensure you have discussed the referral with your patient and gained their consent prior to making a referral.
- If you are in Crisis and need Urgent Care or Help contact your GP, or go to your A&E Department and ask to be seen by the Mental Health Liaison Team. Or visit COMBAT STRESS you can call the 24/7 helpline on: 0800 138 1619
- Self-Referral - Single point of entry: 0300 323 0137
- 24/7 Helpline: 0300 323 0139
For more information about this service please view the service flyer in the downloads section of this page and the related external links.