Welcome to Veteran Families Crisis Support Service
with more than 95% of veteran families reqesting counselling are seen within two weeks.
Talking about Problems.
Starts with a coffee and a chat with one of the Families Support Officers, all are Ex Forces or Wives of Ex Forces, so they understand where your coming from.
On the phone or in person at the drop-in centres, to find the best solution to your problems or if its mental health referral into our mental health services.
Solving the Problem.
There are no time limits on the support we offer, we work with you until we find a solution to your problems or your feeling ready to move on
Make An Appointment
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR DROP-IN TO OUR CENTRES
Our Counsellors and Psychotherapists hold a minimum of level 5 in Person-Centred Counselling and most of The Veteran Team are trained specialists and have additional training including Abuse, Children’s Counselling, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder up to PhD level and are all registered with the BACP.
Please try to book if you can by calling the office or filling in the online form to make an appointment with one of Our Families Officers.
Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 16.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
WE FIGHT EVERY DAY TO PROVIDE
FAST ACCESS FOR VETERAN FAMILIES INTO MENTAL HEALTHCARE:
Veteran Families goal is to use technology and the power of community to improve the mental health of veteran families across the North East. The hope is that we can provide fast access into our support network, providing both peer support and professional services for counselling and addiction. This in return will lead to families living a more productive, healthier, happier lives and reduce the number of self-harm incidents and suicides in military families.
Our services are both veteran and family focussed, recognising that when one person in the family is struggling with mental health or addiction this can affect the whole family and acknowledges that it can be very difficult for veteran families leaving the services to find support for themselves and their children. This servce is multi-faceted and provides none judgmental professional support for mental health and addiction for veteran families in crisis and advice services and support on making claims, family Law and support back into work.
We provide both professional and peer support services
All of our Counsellors and Psychotherapists are members of the BACP – a professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK, who exist for one simple reason – counselling changes lives.
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"You have been a great support during our chatting and I feel ready to move on with my life now. I'm keep your number but hopefully I won't need it"
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"Cheryl it was great talking to you today and thank you for all your advice you have sent me. Will defo look into all of it."
"Your an angel among us and you prove that one person can make a difference"
"It really has made me man enough to know that help is not a weakness but a place to gather strength"
"You guys are amazing ! To know that help is there is massive. Even in my darkest time you make me want to be more!"
"Rarely in life you cross paths with people who make you want to be your best and I've learned from you - no matter how bad I feel today I'm being the best I can"