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Midlands and East Veterans Service (MEVS)

Veterans First closed on 31st March 2017.  The following provider has been appointed to deliver a new transition, intervention and liaison mental health service (TIL) for armed forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans, under a three year contract:

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust covering the Midlands and East of England

Service contact Diane Palmer

Contact number: 0300 323 0137


Contacting your own or local GP

To search for a GP in your area, or to find the contact details for your practice, please see the doctors' section on


Need someone to talk to?

The Samaritans

Call 116 123

To visit The Samaritans website click here.

The Samaritans offer a listening service to those going through a personal crisis and wanting to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings. There is someone to talk to 24 hours a day. Calls made to the national helpline are charged at local call rates from anywhere in the country.


NHS Direct

NHS Direct offers confidential information and advice about all health matters including mental health at any time, 24 hours a day.

To speak to an NHS Direct nurse call 0845 4647 (all calls charged at local rate)

To visit the NHS Direct website click here.


Veterans UK (formerly SPVA)

The helpline number is 0808 1914 2 18 or visit their website here


Combat Stress

To find out more about Combat Stress click here.