Information and myths about mental health

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People often come to us believing they can only experience mental health problems if they are 'weak'. Sometimes people fear there is something wrong with them.

Veterans often wait for many years before they feel able to seek help for mental health difficulties. Others might worry we will not understand what they are going through.

In fact, we know mental health difficulties are a normal reaction to life experiences, including trauma and adjusting to civilian life. We will work with you to understand what we think is contributing to your difficulties and discuss what you would like to change.

The following pages describe some of the mental health problems we often see here at our service. We can provide help and treatment for these problems, recommend strategies you can put into place to help you manage, or help you access other NHS services for treatment and support.

If you have any reservations about coming in to see us, we are happy to have an informal talk on the phone.