NHS Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

The Veterans’ High Intensity Service (HIS) provides care and treatment for former armed forces personnel (veterans) who are in a mental health crisis and need urgent help.

The South East High Intensity Service forms one element of Op Courage “The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service”. The service is here to support veterans, provide stability, help access other services and provide support for family and loved ones.

We work in partnership with charitable and voluntary organisations and alongside specialist Mental Health services to jointly provide urgent support to those Veterans who are struggling to keep themselves safe or finding their experiences overwhelming and exceeding their ability to cope. We can provide:

  • support to crisis mental health services for veterans in need of urgent or emergency care
  • support to community mental health teams and inpatient services for veterans presenting with complex needs or struggling to engage with services
  • case coordination and stabilisation for veterans and their carers who are struggling to find or engage with services to meet their needs
  • support and care for family members and carers where they need it

To make a referral, please complete the referral form and email it to snhs.veteranshis.se@nhs.net 

Service access criteria: Be considered to be part of the ordinary resident population of England. Have served in the UK Armed Forces for a minimum of one full day. Be registered with a GP practice in England or be willing to register with one. Be able to provide their military service number or another form of acceptable proof of service (this will be confirmed after a referral is received and access to 111 or crisis support will not be determined by meeting this criteria).
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