The function of TILS is to give timely support and advice, and link veterans into the most appropriate service, as quickly as possible.
Our specialist team is overseen by a consultant clinical psychologist, and managed by a registered mental health nurse and highly specialist psychotherapist. The team consists of mental health nurses, social workers, and a dual-diagnosis nurse. A number of our staff are also veterans themselves.
We work with any British ex-services personnel who are experiencing any mental health difficulties.
If you are due to leave the armed forces, with a discharge date, within 6 months of referral, the TILS will work with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to offer you mental health support through your transition period and beyond.
Both serving personnel approaching discharge and ex-forces will have a specialist assessment within 14 days of the referral.
Help may also be provided with:
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 are working hard to continue supporting you through these difficult and uncertain times. We are continuing to offer interventions and support via telephone and video.
We are finding that support over video is proving successful. Mark has shared this short video talking about how helpful he has found it:
We work closely with a range of statutory services and with a range of national and local charities. This partnership working supports engagement and relapse prevention.
If you do not live in the North West of England, you can contact the TILS in your area:
North of England, call 0303 123 1145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Midlands and east of England: 0300 323 0137 or email email@example.com
South central and south west of England: 0300 365 0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
London and south east: 020 3317 6818 or email cim-tr.veteranstilservice-LSE@nhs.net
Manchester and Lancashire based veteran support
For more information about other support in Manchester or Lancashire, please click the partnership working tab on our landing page.
We have set up another page with frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our services, including:
Click here for our FAQs page.
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