The aim of VCN is to support veterans, reservists and their families in accessing the treatment and support services to help cope, adjust and manage situations such as mental health, housing, benefits and social isolation. We do this through our network of trained veteran peer mentors and a monthly drop-in Hub.
VCN operates Safe Accessible Support through offering veteran peer mentoring which actively seeks out other veterans who are in distress and in need of support. Our peer mentors all have a military background, have undergone the accredited veteran mental health first aid training and successfully completed an accredited peer mentor training course. Our ambition is to support veterans to engage and remain in treatment with our partners and other ‘wrap around services’.
If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis or emergency, you should either call your GP or call ‘999’ and ask for help.