Health, Wellbeing and Family

Health care, mental health, counselling, childcare or school options, leisure activities and advice on relocating to Milton Keynes

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  • Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (PDF, 193KB) - mental health problems are common and can affect anyone, including veterans and their families at any time.  If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available, including a new emergency veterans high intensity service.  Help is available whether you are due to leave the Armed Forces, have just left or left the Armed Forces many years ago.

You’ll speak to people who:

  • understand the Armed Forces and military life
  • are either from the Armed Forces community or highly experienced in working with serving personnel, reservists, veterans, and their families
  • will work with you to make sure you get the right type of specialist care, support, and treatment

Find out more at the Op COURAGE section of the NHS website.

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Discounts and further support

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - find out more about available grant funding and schemes.

Veteran Recognition Cards - a recognition card to help armed forces veterans gain access to specialist support and services.

Disability Confident campaign

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Local Drop In Services

The Veterans Community Network (VCN) local drop-in services which were halted during Covid will resume shortly.   

The Royal British Legion also have drop-in services in the surrounding areas.  Their Helpline is open from 8am-8pm daily and the freephone number from landlines and most mobile providers is 0808 802 8080.

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Royal British Legion's Veterans Hearing Fund - help for those suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus. 

Scotty’s Little Soldiers - a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.

Storybook Waves - helps members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines maintain the link with their children by recording a bedtime story for them to listen to when a parent is serving away from home.

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Supporting Service Pupils Moving Schools

Schools in Milton Keynes - find out about schools in Milton Keynes, how to apply for a school place and access to support services such as free school meals and school transport.

Service children are subject to mobility as a result of their parents’ service, there is good evidence to show that this mobility can have an impact on their education.  Please refer to Directorate of Children and Young People's downloadable resource which can assist Service families when looking for a new school.

Veterans’ Healthcare - healthcare information and support for the UK's 10 million-strong armed forces community, including serving personnel, reservists, families and veterans.

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Last Updated: 16 September 2021