As a leading provider of mental health services, NAViGO work with anyone affected by mental illness – including serving and ex-members of the armed forces and their families – through clinical care and treatment or by assisting with other issues that may be affecting wellbeing.
At NAViGO we not only support and adhere to the Armed Forces Covenant – ensuring those who have served, and their families are treated fairly – but we go a step further, prioritising referrals and identified treatment options for veterans, those still serving and reservists. This is identified at the first point of contact either via data collection or within the referral process.
NAViGO is working hard to build links both locally and nationally with veterans services and our staff are undertaking specialist training to support our understanding of the needs and challenges faced by veterans, those still serving, families of service personnel and reservists.
NAViGO utilise the Veterans Gateway. This is the first point of contact for a network of organisations offering help, advice and support. The Veterans Gateway offers access to a number of services including specialist psychological therapies such as Combat Stress, priority health and dental care, support into training and employment, housing, addiction, family support and specialist bereavement services.
HOW DO I ACCESS SERVICES?
Veterans can access any support they may need in a mental health crisis, 24 hours a day by contacting the Single Point of Access on 01472 256256 option 3 or by attending Harrison House for assessment.
In order to access mental health support that is not of an urgent nature, veterans can be referred to the Single Point of Access by their GP or any other health and social care professional that they may be supported by.
Alternatively, you can contact the Veterans Gateway by calling 0808 8021212.