Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the Government’s announcement to increase spending to support Veteran’s mental health. This will bring welcome care to veterans throughout the Gosport Constituency and across the country.
It is estimated that there are 38,000 members of the Armed Forces community, including veterans, suffering from alcohol and substance misuse. To offer help to these men and women, this funding will work in partnership with Op COURAGE to offer easily accessible support.
The programme will also offer:
- Additional mental health services to be rolled out to veterans
- Support tailored to those dealing with complex mental or physical trauma
- Dedicated care co-ordinators will be appointed to reduce suicide rates
Commenting, Caroline said:
“Gosport has a proud armed forces history. We have, and always will be, the proud home for so many brave veterans and their families. That is why this increase in funding for veterans’ mental support is such welcome news.
I hope that this funding will continue to help thousands of veterans, and make sure they can receive the support they deserve.”