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Combat Stress awarded £113,000 to support veterans in Wales

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Combat Stress has been awarded £113,583 by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) to increase the specialist mental health services we provide to veterans in Wales.

The funding will help to address the unmet needs of Welsh veterans who have complex mental health problems following service in Afghanistan. Our specialist treatment and support will be delivered through us working in close partnership with service providers in Wales to ensure seamless services to veterans.

With the funding from the AFCFT, we will be able to accept more referrals from veterans in Wales and offer remote treatment from our central England hub. Longer-term, our vision is to establish a treatment team in Wales, working closely with Veterans NHS Wales and other relevant partners to provide digital, outpatient and residential treatment to those who served in recent conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our Director of Fundraising Robert Marsh said:

“We are extremely grateful to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust for their very generous donation.

“As the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, we provide specialist treatment and support to veterans with complex mental health issues arising from military service. This donation will ensure more former servicemen and women in Wales can receive our specialist mental health treatment and support to rebuild their lives.”