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Remember our veterans on Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 10/11/17

On Sunday 12 November, men, women and children from all over the country will come together on Remembrance Sunday to honour those who are serving or have served in the armed forces and remember our service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

It is an important time of year for serving personnel, veterans and their families. For some veterans this can bring back painful memories, they may continue to suffer from the trauma of military experiences so Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day provides an opportunity to show them that support is available to them.

The Veterans Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TIL) who are part of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), are the lead provider of services for the North of England TIL and are there to provide help and support for our troops and those who have served.

When our service men and women come back into civvy street it can be very difficult for them, the transition can be very stressful and sometimes it may take a toll on their mental health.

If you need to talk about your experiences or would like to know how you can get support please contact us.

It is important to let our veterans and serving personnel know that if they think they need help, then there is someone there who can offer the support and help that they need.

Anna WilliamsConsultant Nurse for TIL

To contact TIL you can ring 0191 441 5974, email vwals@nhs.net or find out more information by clicking on the link. A range of self-help guides and useful information is also available at www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic.