Primary care services - mental health and wellbeing: resources

Resource developed to support staff working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in mental health and wellbeing in primary care service. It provides a directory of additional sources of help and support to help all staff.

12 Veterans

12.1 Veterans First Point

Scottish Veterans are able to access support from an NHS veteran specific mental health and well-being provider, Veterans First Point (V1P).

V1P has locations in Tayside, Lothian, Ayrshire & Arran, Lanarkshire, Fife and the Scottish Borders. V1P can be contacted at Veterans First Point or at 0131 220 9920. V1P is a service designed by veterans for veterans. It works in partnership to meet the needs of veterans whatever they may be. If veterans would like to speak to someone who has also been in the services, V1P employ peer support workers who are able to help veterans and their family members get appropriate help.

12.2 Combat Stress

Combat Stress provides care and treatment to veterans with complex mental health issues across Scotland; this includes PTSD, complex PTSD, moral injury and anxiety and depression. Support can be provided in the form of residential programmes, face to face interventions or via digital means.

Referrals can be made either by professionals or the veteran themselves. The 24-hour helpline will provide access to services and a point of immediate support.

Combat Stress can be contacted on:

0800 138 1617


Text: 07537 173683



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