The NHS has launched a new mental health service for veterans called ‘Op Courage’ which aims to provide specialist care for ex-military personnel. It was launched on Thursday by NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens at the annual King’s Centre for Military Health Research veterans’ mental health conference at King’s College London.
He said at the launch: “We owe a special debt of gratitude to those who risk all for their country and the NHS is determined to do its part in honouring that…..Anyone can be affected by mental ill-health but Armed Forces veterans may have seen and experienced things that few others, thankfully, will.”
Op Courage is a collaborative piece of work between NHS England and the Office for Veterans Affairs to provide a clear single route for accessing specialist care. Read more here.