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There are several dedicated programmes in Oldham to support armed forces personnel and veterans access health services.

NHS Healthcare for the armed forces community

Healthcare information and support for the UK's armed forces community, including serving personnel, reservists, families and veterans can be found on the nhs.uk website:

Military Veterans Service

This service provides mental health support to ex-service personnel for conditions including depression, alcohol and substance misuse, anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder. 
 
All professionals in the team understand armed forces culture, with some of the staff being veterans themselves and others having family members in the forces.

Defence Medical Welfare Service

The Defence Medical Welfare Service provides a 24/7 hospital/hospice based welfare support service for serving military, reservists, veterans and their families.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK's leading Veterans' mental health charity, supporting almost 6,000 Veterans:

The Royal British Legion

Providing help and support to service men and women and their families:

Walking with The Wounded – Head Start

Head Start provides 1-2-1 private therapy for ex-service personnel with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and adjustment disorder:

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

Free help and advice on any issue if you have ever served in HM Armed Forces.

SSAFA Forces Help

  • SSAFA Forces Help website 
  • Phone: Oldham branch 0161 678 0329 (office hours Monday to Friday 9am – 12.30pm)
  • Confidential helpline: 0800 731 4880 (open 10.30am – 10.30pm, 365 days a year)

NW Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Association