A new NHS service helping veterans deal with trauma and adjust to civilian life has been launched in the North-east.
Veterans First Point Grampian (VFPG) aims to provide help and advice to ex-servicemen and women at a number of locations across the region.
Funded by the UK Government, the service strives to help veterans and their families with issues surrounding employment, money management, housing, substance abuse, and mental and physical wellbeing.
Neil Murray, NHS project lead for VFPG, said he is pleased to see this essential support network grow.
He said: “We are really excited to have now launched in Grampian, where we can offer support and advice for those who need it.
“I’d actively encourage anyone who feels they could benefit from VFPG to get in touch with us.”
The core of the operation is a team of peer support workers who all have some form of military experience.
With specialists in mental health and psychological disorders, the service clinical team offer a range of therapies to help veterans cope with a range of issues, including trauma.
VFPG can be contacted on 01224 557695 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.