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Veterans

This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services.

Veterans Gateway 
The Veterans Gateway can be used as a first point of contact for whatever support is needed. 
Website: www.veteransgateway.org.uk 

Veterans Outreach Support 
Locally we have access to the Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) service. The VOS Drop-In is open on the first Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 6pm in the Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth. 
Website: www.vosuk.org 
Telephone: 02392 731 767 

Help for Heroes 
Help for Heroes have a wide range of services, including their recovery programme and “hidden wounds”, a mental health support programme. 
Website: www.helpforheroes.org.uk 

Combat Stress 
Combat Stress look after veteran’s mental health and run a 24 hour help line for both veterans and their family members. 
Website: www.combatstress.org.uk 
Telephone: 0800 138 1619 

The Transition, intervention and liaison mental health service 
The Transition, intervention and liaison mental health service is a NHS veterans’ mental health service available across England. This service provides a range of treatment and support for veterans. This includes recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early treatment and support, as well as therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma. Patients are also provided with help, where appropriate, with employment, reduction in alcohol consumption, housing and social support. 

You can self refer to Adele Stevens (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight). 
Email: sc.veterans@nhs.net 
Telephone: 0300 365 0300 

King Edward VII’s Hospital (London) run a veterans’ pain clinic 
King Edward VII’s Hospital (London) run a veterans’ pain clinic as part of the Centre for Veterans’ Health. The Veterans’ Pain Clinic is free of charge to all veterans. All that is required is proof of service and a GP referral letter. For more information, or to book yourself a place, simply contact the Centre on 

Telephone: 0207 467 4370 or Email: veteranspainclinic@kingedwardvii.co.uk