Do you know what it’s like to serve in the UK Armed Forces? Serving in the Armed Forces is a unique experience which builds so many valuable skills but sometimes these can cause difficulties transitioning back into ‘civvy street’. John shares his experiences with Op COURAGE – The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.
Veterans & The Criminal Justice System
In 2019, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) reported that 3.9% of the English prison population were Armed Forces veterans however the number who come in to contact with the Criminal Justice System is not known. This video shows some of the challenges faced by veterans in the CJS and the opportunities for intervention.
Veterans Mental Health Treatment
The majority of veterans transition well into civilian life; however, a small but important proportion have difficulty and experience common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and substance use. Just as James does in this video, we encourage all veterans to seek support when they need it.
The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, provides support and psychological therapies to UK Armed Forces veterans across London and the South East of England. If you are a veteran and need support or working with a veteran needing further input, please contact: https://www.veteransservicelse.nhs.uk/]