Help for Heroes providing "innovative support" during crisis

Help for Heroes providing "innovative support" during crisis

Published by Jack Deery at 9:31am 3rd April 2020.

2 minute read

After having to temporarily close its recovery centre in Tidworth, they have had to adapt their services.

Following government guidelines, the charity have had to pause face-to-face contact with veterans at Tedworth House

But in order to care for the physically and psychologically wounded former serving personnel, they are providing some unique support. 

Their Veterans Clinical Liaison team are offering benefits advice, counselling sessions, fellowship and support by phone or Skype. 

Meanwhile, they also usually run sports programmes, which they are currently working on to make virtual so people can still take part in them. 

It's also started to add regular content to it's website in order to help manage anxiety and adding videos about how to sleep better:

Julian North, Recovery Manager South and East at Help for Heroes, said: 

"Whilst we are not a crisis service, we are supporting people in crisis and we appreciate that this is a time of national and global crisis. As such we are committed to supporting those who need us through this unprecedented time.

Our psychological services are largely unaffected and being delivered right across our region as are welfare and clinical services. Accessing services is really quick and easy online or by phone and our response is incredibly fast. We have now made it even easier and quicker for new beneficiaries to reach the right sources of support.

Issues such as anxiety and social isolation can feel overwhelming at times like this so it’s important to us that we do all we can to help."

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