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Veterans outreach service

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Mental health triage and assessment for military veterans registered with GPs across Yorkshire and the Humber that are struggling to access and or engage with mainstream mental health services.  

The Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) is a service to support veterans and their families. The service developed from recognition that military veterans may find it difficult to access traditional NHS services following time spent in a military environment and acknowledges that a stigma still surrounds mental health issues and aims to reduce this by providing more accessible pathways into services.

The service provides a first point of contact for people aged 18 and over and is available to anyone who has left the armed forces after completing one day’s service or more with the British Military, is a Reservist not currently mobilised or a family member of military personnel or a member of the armed forces currently awaiting discharge (in transition).

The team offers mental health assessment by a specialist veterans mental health practitioner who is sensitive to military culture and has good local knowledge. The service aims to provide a thorough assessment to refer veterans onto the most appropriate service to meet their needs. A maximum of six sessions will be provided where appropriate to assist those struggling with transition.

TILS is also the first port of call for a referral to the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service - please see the leaflet on the right of the screen for further information.

The service has an open referral system and people can refer themselves by contacting the service directly on 01482 335479 or the Northern Area - Single Point of Contact on 0303 123 1145.

Referrals can also be taken from any statutory or non-statutory organisation. The referral forms can be downloaded by clicking on the attachment to the right of the screen.

For any enquires relating to the service, please contact:

Veterans’  Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service
St Andrew’s Place
271 St George’s Road
Hull
HU3 3SW
Tel: 01482 335479
Email: 
HNF-TR.veteransoutreachservice@nhs.net

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