Op Courage is the NHS service that provides specialist care for those Armed forces veterans suffering from a mental health crisis. The new service combines the Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS), the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS) and the Veterans’ Mental Health High Intensity Service (HIS). This means that veterans can access the most suitable level of service for them across seven regions in England.

If you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales please see details at the bottom of this guide for help from the NHS with your mental wellbeing.

Urgent NHS help with your mental health if you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales

Although you are not currently eligible for Op Courage the information below lists dedicated services.

Northern Ireland: Veterans can access dedicated support through the Northern Ireland Veterans’ Support Office.

Scotland: veterans can access veteran-led mental health, and welfare support through Veterans First Point, part of
NHS Scotland. This includes guidance from experienced Peer Support Workers.

Wales: Through the Welsh Government the NHS has a Veteran Therapist in each Local Health Board.

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