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Armed forces and veteran’s mental health

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, videos, podcasts, local resources, organisations and services in West Lothian related to mental health difficulties facing veterans, service leavers, reservists, families and carers.

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Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand mental health and wellbeing difficulties that members of the armed forces and veterans may face and what support is available.

Armed forces and mental health from the Mental Health Foundation

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information designed for members of the armed forces and veterans, and those close to them, on how to boost your mental health and wellbeing.

Mental health Q&A for veterans, spouses and dependents from Veterans’ Gateway

Mental health and wellbeing advice for veterans from Veterans’ Gateway

Dealing with mental health challenges and stress from Armed Forces charity, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

How to help someone with PTSD From war: a guide for family and friends (USA based website).

PTSD in military veterans information from HelpGuide

Local resources

West Lothian Armed Forces Community Covenant’s booklet contains information about housing, money, healthcare, transport, community life and more.

West Lothian Armed Forces Community Covenant webpage

West Lothian Veteran’s Directory

Find your local British Legion branch/club in West Lothian

Useful pages on West Space

Anxiety

Depression

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Supporting someone else

Organisations and services

Here is a list of local and UK wide organisations related to supporting members of the armed forces and veterans.

Armed Forces charity, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

Combat Stress

BLESMA for limbless veterans

Veterans First Point

Help for Heroes

Armed Forces Advice Project (Citizens Advice)

Veterans Assist Scotland

Sight Scotland for Veterans

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you – West Space service directory


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