Launch of a new counselling service for older veterans

Posted: 30/06/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

Help for older veterans 

The team at Scottish War Blinded are now delighted to offer older members access to free professional counselling via our membership of the Aged Veterans Counselling Service. 

Who is funding it?

The service, has been set up by a consortium of six military welfare and veterans support charities, provides free counselling to any UK veteran born before 1 January 1950. The project is funded by the MoD’s Aged Veterans Fund. 

How it works 

It will provide counselling to help veterans cope with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, loneliness, bereavement, or anything that is causing a sense of isolation, loss or social exclusion

All counselling conversations between veterans and counsellors are strictly confidential and will not be shared with any third party.

Counsellors can help one to better understand worries, maybe make difficult decisions, try a different approach or just learn how to accept a situation that can’t change. 

Currently there is no waiting list to access this service, which can be provided either in the home of a veteran or at a suitable local venue. 

Who can use the service?

> Any member of Scottish War Blinded, aged 65 or over

> Any relative of one of our members, who is looking for support on a topic connected to the veteran's life

> Any carer of an aged veteran, who requires support on an issue connected to their care of a veteran.

If you are interested in finding out more about this service you can call us on freephone 0800 035 6409.