Partnership working and local support for veterans

We work closely with a range of statutory services, national and local charities. This partnership working supports engagement and relapse prevention.

We work in partnership with Lancashire and South Cumbia NHS Trust to provide the psychological therapy service to veterans living in Lancashire.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust delivers the service across Cheshire and Merseyside (excluding Liverpool).

Military veterans in Liverpool should access the Talk Liverpool service, provided by Mersey Care NHS Trust.

Local veteran support - Manchester

Walking With The Wounded (WWTW)

Open: Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm

Phone: 01263 863 900 

Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain independence:

Veterans Garage drop-In centre

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6.30pm

The Veteran’s Garage is a military and emergency service charity, which provides a social hub and café. The café is currently closed due to covid.

Click here for their website.

Local veteran support - Lancashire

Walking With The Wounded - Project Nova

Veterans in the Community (VIC)

Works across East Lancashire to supports those who have served in any of the branches of the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, the emergency services and their families who have or are having difficulties with returning to ‘civvy street’. 

Phone: 01706 833180

Email: info@vic.org.uk

Is still offering support on the telephone or video during covid, and in person by appointment only.

Dig In North West

Private walled garden in Preston. Dig In welcome anyone from the military community to join them for some gardening, carpentry, photography, a chat, and even a brew or two. There are no expectations, this is not a talking therapy nor a commercially driven market garden. It is merely a place to meet people who have a shared experience, to come together and support each other.

Click here for their website.

Referral

You can call us directly on 0300 323 0707 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Self referrals

You, or a family member, can make a referral via our simple online referral form. (Please note this form is not for professionals making a referral).

Professionals making a referral

GPs, health and social care professionals should download and post or email our referral form. Click here for a copy.

Email: the.mvs@nhs.net

Guidance for veterans on face masks/coverings

We understand that for some veterans wearing face protection (coverings, masks, visors etc) may bring its own difficulties.

Please click here to see our latest guidance.

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