Veterans NHS Wales

Area covered: Cardiff & Vale University Health Board & Cwm Taf NHS Trust

Concerns about the current provision for veterans have been widely reported with some arguing for dedicated services here as seen in the USA. The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) and the Ministry of Defence are committed to improving support and treatment within the NHS for veterans. As a result the Cardiff & Vale UHB community veterans mental health service has been funded by the WAG, as the hub for the all Wales veterans mental health service across Wales, with 5 other full time veterans therapists in each of the other LHBs, to improve services for veterans. This started from April 2010 and will run indefinitely.

Veterans NHS Wales will diagnose and offer treatment or signpost on to local NHS Services or Veterans Agencies for problems such as:

  • Mood problems (including depression)
  • Anxiety related conditions
  • Alcohol and Drug misuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Problems including getting on with others or self harm

Referrals:

Self referral via website link, email or telephone
Via GP or anyone involved in clinical care
Veterans Agencies
Via family member

Contact:

Neil Kitchiner/Claire Morgan

Veterans NHS Wales

Monmouth House (Second Floor), University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW

Tel: 029 2074 2062 (Available by phone Tuesdays and Thursdays only, but messages can be left at any time)

Neil.kitchiner@wales.nhs.uk

claire.morgan4@wales.nhs.uk

www.veteranswales.co.uk


Last Updated: April 2015
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