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Support available for military veterans

Posted on the 11th November 2015

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust"s Military Veterans" Service is reminding people that support is available for those who have served in the forces and may experience difficulties around Remembrance Day.  

As people gather across the country to remember the fallen soldiers of the past and present, this time can trigger emotional difficulties for military veterans who may experience issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems such as stress, depression and anxiety. 

Keith Isherwood, Military Veterans Service Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

"The time around Remembrance Day can prove to be difficult for military veterans and their families. It can bring back memories of time spent on tour as well as remembering colleagues and loved ones who fought and died either at home or overseas. Our service is here to help veterans who may struggle with this time of year and experience a range of mental health problems. We are encouraging anyone who is experiencing difficulties to get in touch with our service and be reassured there is support out there so you don"t need to suffer in silence."

The Military Veterans" Service is a partnership between Lancashire Care and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. The service provides a valuable insight and understanding of life both in and out of the forces as many staff are veterans themselves or have family members in the forces.

For more information about the Military Veterans" Service and to make a self-referral, please visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Military-Veterans or call 0300 323 0707.