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Military Veterans' Service

We provide mental health support to ex-service personnel for conditions including depression, alcohol and substance misuse, anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Some people who have served in the armed forces say that they can experience emotional difficulties and find it hard to ask for help. This may be because of difficult experiences or simply adjusting to civilian life.

Umbrella org:
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Area serviced:
Greater Manchester and Lancashire
Telephone:
0300 323 0707
How to apply:
Self / Family referral form available online.
Sector:
Statutory

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