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Tuesday 11th May 2021

Mental health problems are common and can affect anyone, including veterans and their families.

Although it’s completely normal to experience anxiety or depression after traumatic events, this can be tough to deal with. Symptoms or problems coping can happen at any time, including a few years after leaving the armed forces.

What is Op COURAGE?

Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available.

It does not matter if you’re about to leave the armed forces, just left or departed years ago. Op COURAGE is there to help and understand the courage it takes to speak to someone.

Who is Op COURAGE for?

It is important to note that Op COURAGE is not just for Veterans, it is also for Reservists, Service leavers and their families.

How to access Op COURAGE services

You can contact the service yourself or ask your GP, a charity or someone else, such as a family member or friend, to do this for you.

The service will arrange for you to have an assessment, to make sure you get the right care and support.

In the North of England, call 0303 123 1145 or email [email protected]

In the Midlands or East of England, call 0300 323 0137 or email [email protected]

In London or the South East of England, call 020 3317 6818 or email [email protected]

In the South West of England, call 0300 365 2000 or email [email protected]

Are you an RAF Reservist?  Or are you about to leave the RAF?  Then this service is for you!

For more information Veterans: NHS mental health services on the NHS website

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