Within the NHS, there are a range of mental health services that provide different types of care and treatment. This includes dedicated mental health services for service personnel approaching discharge from the British Armed Forces and veterans. a veteran is anyone who has served for at least one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (regular or reserve).
These dedicated services are called the NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS)and the NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS). Both of these services are provided by specialists in mental health who have an expert understanding of the Armed Forces and are dedicated out-patient services available across England to ensure those who have served their country get the support they need. Individuals can self-refer or ask for a GP or military charity referral.