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Military Veterans Service

Welcome to the Military Veterans' Service for Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

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What we do

We provide mental health support to ex-service personnel for conditions including depression, alcohol and substance misuse, anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Some people who have served in the armed forces say that they can experience emotional difficulties and find it hard to ask for help. This may be because of difficult experiences or simply adjusting to civilian life.

Pennine Care previously delivered the service across the North West as part of a pilot and has so far helped over 1,000 veterans with a range of mental health problems.

Our expert team is overseen by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and includes clinical psychologists, specialist psychological wellbeing practitioners and case managers who all understand armed forces culture.

Some of our  staff are veterans themselves and others have family members in the forces. Veterans have told us this makes a big difference in giving them confidence that the service can help them.

Get help 

For more information, follow us on Twitter at @MVS_GM or @MVS_Lancs

Find out more about the service, what we offer and how we can help by viewing our video below.

Overcoming Barriers

The Military Veterans’ Service worked in partnership with Walking With the Wounded, Veterans In Communities and Inspiration NW, to deliver ‘Overcoming Barriers’

Overcoming Barriers was a pilot scheme, commissioned by NHS England, to develop various projects with the aim of helping veterans overcome barriers to accessing mental health services. The projects were tested in Greater Manchester with a view to them being rolled out across England.

You can read more about the pilot by clicking here

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