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Veterans and mental health
A significant number of veterans experience high levels of mental health problems. These could include anxiety, depression, problems sleeping and post-traumatic stress disorder.
There is help and support available from general mental health services but there are also services available for the Armed Forces Community. The Armed Forces Community includes all serving personnel (regulars and reserves), veterans and their families.
General information and advice
This website contains information, advice and resources relating to a variety of common mental health problems such as anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, anger and low mood. It also contains a range of self-help resources, courses and signposting to local activities, helplines and support.
Information and advice for armed forces and veterans
If you are looking for specific information, advice and support for veterans please take a look at the self-help resources below.
The Caerphilly County Borough website provides local help and support for members of the Armed Forces who are residents of Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Caerphilly, Torfaen and Monmouthshire. The website contains information on sources of advice and support, including details of a local Armed Forces Forum, free swim sessions, training and other useful information.
The Caerphilly Armed Forces Directory is a comprehensive directory of support for Armed Forces (including all servicing personnel – regular and reserves, veterans and their families) living in Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Caerphilly, Torfaen and Monmouthshire.
Visit Veterans Wales for information on specialised, priority services for individuals who have served in the Armed Forces, at any time in their lives and who are experiencing mental health difficulties related specifically to their military service: There is a dedicated service for veteran residents in Newport, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire.
Links and details for these organisations and websites can be found below.
Last updated: 27.07.2022
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