The transition, intervention and liaison service (TILS) is a North West-wide community service, for ex-serving personnel and those transitioning out of the armed forces (with a discharge date). This offers a single point of entry, assessment and brief intervention to veterans who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
The Military Veterans Service is a community-based psychological therapy service for veterans who live in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
You can contact the either of these by telephone: 03003230707 or email: the.MVS@nhs.net
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.
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.
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
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.
You can call us directly on 0300 323 0707 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
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.
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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