Veteran Mental Health Online Workshops

Telford & Wrekin Council is hosting a series of mental health workshops starting later this month to further support current and former service personnel and their families in the local area.

Veteran Mental Health Online Workshops

The new initiative is funded as a part of the borough’s Armed Forces Covenant which is a partnership that works to remove barriers that serving personnel, their families and veterans may face in accessing services and support

The workshops ‘Veteran Mental Health – Understanding  the signs and finding support’ are free to attend. The first two stand-alone sessions take place on Monday 30th November between 10am and 1pm and Tuesday 8th December between 1pm and 4pm.

The sessions are led by veteran and professional trainer Pete White who has experienced his own mental health difficulties after leaving the military and now travels the Country to offer training and support to others in a similar situation.

Veterans, family members and also local employers will be provided with information which will help them understand more about the mental health struggles veterans face and what support is available.

Councillor Paul Watling, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Co-Operative Communities, Engagement and Partnerships said: “The Council is committed to supporting its local Armed Forces community including serving personnel, their families and veterans by offering a range of support around housing, education, finance, jobs and also year round leisure discounts.
We are extremely proud of our Armed Forces Community and with over 10,000 veterans living locally it is our priority to ensure that they have all of the support and information that they need.”

Councillor Chris Turley, Chair of Telford and Wrekin’s Armed Forces Covenant said: “The Armed Forces Covenant recognises the value that veterans contribute to our business and our country and we are extremely proud to be able to offer a wide range of support. These workshops are a fantastic initiative which will allow veterans and people around them to understand more about some of the difficulties they may face.”

For further information about the workshops or to book a place please email .