Are you a serving or ex service member of the armed forces? Are you a dependent of someone that is serving or has served in the armed forces? Do you work for an organisation that supports or has links with the armed forces?

If the answer is yes to any of the above and you have a couple of hours to spare on a Friday morning then why not come along and meet with like-minded colleagues in a relaxed setting at the MCVC ‘Drop In’ Centre in Rotherham, with free tea, coffee and biscuits?

You can find us on Friday 31st August 2018 at ‘Silverwood Miners Club, Doncaster Road, Rotherham S65 3ET (10am – midday). Access to the club is via the car park to the rear of the club where there is plenty of free parking, and for those travelling by bus the bus stop is right outside the club. Anyone from the military community (serving, ex service, dependents) and supporting agencies are more than welcome to attend. Banter, sandbags, bollards, refreshments and a good time available.

Helen Goldsmith will be visiting this week to talk about the subject below.

A New service by the NHS for veterans with complex mental health issues.

The NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (VMH CTS) is a specialist community mental health service for armed forces veterans.
It is for those experiencing complex mental illness related to their time in the military, and is here to help veterans regardless of when they left the armed forces.
Our service is for former forces personnel in the north of England – from communities from South Yorkshire and Cheshire up to the Scottish Borders – and is run in partnership with the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, Combat Stress.
It provides therapies for veterans experiencing psychological trauma (such as post-traumatic stress disorder), alongside a range of other treatments and advice including help with substance misuse, physical health, employment, accommodation, relationships and finances.
We appreciate that the culture of the armed forces is unique and that’s why this service is provided by a team in tune with military needs. Military experience is central to what we do and the service has been shaped by feedback from veterans and their families.
This feedback called for a local, community-based service that provides:
a range of prompt care and treatment that is sensitive to the culture of the armed forces
integrated support with managing alcohol and substance misuse and anger issues
support for families and carers who want to be more involved in the care of their loved ones

Date: Friday 31st August 2018
Start Time: 10:00
Finish Time: 12:00
Location: Silverwood Miners & Welfare Club, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, S65 3ET
Contact Person: Ron Moffett