Armed Forces Medical Support

Being in the Forces, you may move to several locations. It is important that you arrange medical cover as soon as possible. The following organisations provide advice about the medical care available.

Royal British Legion

They have Break Centres across the country for those who are recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life affecting events.

Website: www.britishlegion.org.uk

The MOD Army

They provides information on casualty care, mental healthcare and family healthcare.

Website: www.army.mod.uk

All Wales Veterans Health

The All Wales Veterans Health and Wellbeing Service were funded by the Welsh Government in April 2010. It is being delivered by NHS Wales. Each Local Health Board (LHB) has appointed an experienced clinician as a Veterans Therapist (VT) with an interest or experience of military health problems.

Tel: 029 2074 2062 (Mon-Fri - 8.00 - 3.30) 
Email: sharon.bowles@wales.nhs.uk or neil.kitchiner@wales.nhs.uk
Website: www.veteranswales.co.uk

Blind Veterans UK

Formerly St Dunstan's, Blind Veterans UK believe that no one who's served our country should battle blindness alone. Providing practical and emotional support, regardless of when people served or how they lost their sight.

Website: www.blindveterans.org.uk

Counselling Directory

A directory of Counsellors and organisations providing counselling services in the Local area.

Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk  

Mind 

Helps to support and inform people in the local community who experience mental health problems, or who may have relatives, carers or friends of someone who experiences emotional distress.

Tel: 01495 759272
Website: www.torfaenmind.co.uk

Combat Stress

Combat Stress works with Veterans of the British Armed Forces, and members of the Reserve Forces, through effective treatment and support for mental health problems.

Website: www.combatstress.org.uk

Doctors/GP’s and Hospitals

Details of Doctors/GP's and Hospitals in Torfaen

Hire a Hero

A military charity who works with all ex-military personnel doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes to provide individual support in the transition from service to civilian life.

Hire a Hero works in partnerships with other organisations to identify and provide the best support for service leavers. This covers a numbers of areas including employment, training, housing and injured support.

Based in Mamhilad, Hire a Hero aims to serve those who have served us and is dedicated to supporting the Armed Forces Community of Torfaen.

Email: info@hireaherouk.org
Tel: 01495761084

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Armed Forces Community Covenant

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: armedforces@torfaen.gov.uk

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