Health and Wellbeing
Many of us leave the Services with long-term injuries; mostly physical, but sometimes psychological. And the system in civilian life is much more complicated than turning up to sick parade and then doing as you are told. But while it often takes much longer than we have been used to, it doesn’t need to because the NHS has promised to fast-track Veterans with service-related conditions.
The first thing you will need to do when you leave the Services is find a GP; you will find most GPs in Scotland in this section. If you don't currently have a doctor, use the GP locator to find one in your area.
Apart from the NHS, there are many Veteran-focussed charities ready to help, so make use of them if you need to. You will find their details here too, so please explore this section; it has a lot to offer.
Priority treatment within the NHS in Scotland for a service related condition
Under long-standing arrangements since 1953, war pensioners are given priority NHS treatment for the conditions for which they receive a war pension or gratuity, unless there is an emergency case or another case that demands clinical priority. These priority treatment provisions were then extended to all veterans who have a condition that is likely to be related to their service.
As a result, veterans should receive priority treatment for health problems as a result of service to their country, unless there is an emergency case or another case that demands clinical priority.
Veterans should not be given priority treatment for conditions unrelated to service in the armed forces.
Further information is available via the link Here
There are a number of organisations that produce a variety of self-help guides, below are links to the NHS guides and leaflets that may be of help to the wider veterans community and those supporting and assisting them.
These Leaflets cover a range of subjects and are delivered in a number of different formats (i.e. PDF, Video, Audio and British Sign Language)
Below is a link to a list of audio files of relaxation techniques that can help relieve stress and gain a sense of well-being.
To refine your searches by local authorities choose from the form below and click search.
Tel: 020 7403 0888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family support for those suffering due to someone else's alcohol misuse.
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died. We believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. We are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.
- Al-Anon Information Centre
Tel: 0141 339 8884 Email: email@example.com
Mansfield Park Building Unit 6 , 22 Mansfield Street, Partick, Glasgow G11 5QP
Rehabilitation charity aiming to help reintegrate veterans to the community, teach them new skills, and give them a real interest, supported by the therapeutic benefits of working with horses.
Tel: 01224 595993
21-24 Albyn Place , Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB10 1RW
Albyn Medical Practice
Val Hepple - Practice Manager
Tel: 0122 4586829
30 Albyn Place , Aberdeen AB10 1NW
Alcohol Focus Scotland
Tel: 0141 572 6700 Fax: 0141 333 1606 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Floor , 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW
We provide information and signposting service for anyone concerned about their own or someone else's drinking and our main focus is policy, development and training work.
Alcohol Support Ltd
Tel: 01224 573887 Email: email@example.com
76-78 Dee Street , Aberdeen AB11 6DS
Provides a wide range of services to promote positive mental health and well-being, including support, respite and counselling.
Tel: 0845 769 7555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Toft Green , PO Box 1, York YO1 7ND
What is AA? An Introduction Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Help, counselling and advice, phoneline aims to be open when other sources of help are closed. Phones manned Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am, and all weekend from Fri 6pm-Mon 6am.
Call our National Helpline: 0845 769 7555
or Email: email@example.com
Calls charged at local rate on BT lines. Other networks may vary.
Alness/ Invergordon Medical Group
Tel: 0134 9852893 Fax: 01349 852530
The County Community Hospital , Invergordon, Ross & Cromarty IV18 0JR
Alva Medical Practice
Carol Broadfoot - Practice Manager
Tel: 0125 9760331 Fax: 0125 9769991
West Johnstone Street , Alva FK12 5BD
Alyth Health Centre
Vicki Fulller - Practice Manager
Tel: 01828 634099 Fax: 01828 633272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Alyth Road , Alyth PH11 8EQ
Ancrum Medical Centre
Fiona Neill - Practice Manager
Tel: 01382 669500 Fax: 01382 669522 Email: email@example.com
12/14 Ancrum Road , Dundee DD2 2HZ
Carole Shannon - Charge Nurse
Tel: 01461 203425 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stapleton Road , Annan, Dumfriesshire DG12 6NQ
Annat Bank Practice
Ian McNeil - Practice Manager
Tel: 01674 673400 Fax: 01674 672175 Email: Ian.mcneil.nhs.net
Links Health Centre , Frank Wood Way, Montrose DD10 8TY
Tel: 01241 872584
Rosemount Road , Arbroath, Angus DD11 2AT
Arbroth Medical Centre
Lynne Martin - Practice Manager
Tel: 01241 431144 Fax: 01241 430764 Email: email@example.com
The Medical Centre , 7 Hill Place, Arbroath DD11 1AD
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