Scottish Veterans Care Network:- Mental Health & Wellbeing Action Plan

The Action Plan aims to ensure veterans can lead a healthy, positive life and reach their full potential by accessing timely, high quality wellbeing and mental health services, no matter where they live. The Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan serves as a ‘blueprint’ for better designed and co-ordinated mental health and wellbeing services, supporting veterans to access the right help at the right time, delivered in a way that suits their individual needs. The Action Plan has been co-produced by people who know and understand what it is to serve in the Armed Forces and their families, alongside people who know about health and mental health care and service design and implementation. Through the SVCN, they have joined forces to address the long standing need to ensure that our veterans can access consistently high quality services, regardless of their location.

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Friday May 20, 2022

Definition of the terms used in the action plan.

Wednesday May 18, 2022

NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Local Authorities and the Third Sector should be appropriately supported to meet the needs of veterans and develop and deliver Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Support and Services.

Wednesday May 18, 2022

All stakeholders highlighted the need for timely access to wellbeing support and mental health treatment and improved pathways into services. There are a number of online hubs in operation across the UK that provide signposting and resources regarding veterans’ health and wellbeing services.

Tuesday May 17, 2022

Veterans will have equal access to mental health and wellbeing services, regardless of where they live....

Tuesday May 17, 2022

This Action Plan is based around 3 key Principles. This Section will set out.

Tuesday May 17, 2022

The Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s Veterans Health & Wellbeing Paper and the UK Government’s Strategy for our Veterans highlighted the need for better data collection, recording and sharing regarding veterans, between and within organisations such as the NHS, MoD and wider stakeholders.

Monday May 16, 2022

Dedicated veterans’ mental health services are offered in a variety of countries world-wide. Despite the different healthcare context, all have common themes: A focus on the bespoke needs of veterans. Support for people to transition from the military. Ensuring veterans and family members have access to a multidisciplinary and multi-professional team....

Monday May 16, 2022

This Action Plan is set in the context of significant change in public services, as Scotland seeks to recover and renew from the Covid-19 pandemic. This is particularly acute in relation to the delivery infrastructure that supports health and social care. 

Monday May 16, 2022

Introduction to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan.

Monday May 16, 2022

Foreword by Charlie Wallace, Scottish Veterans Commissioner 2018 - 2022.

Monday May 16, 2022

Contents listing for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan.


Scottish Veterans Care Network 

Joining forces to support our veterans

Supporting a ‘Once for Scotland’ approach to the planning, design and delivery of an integrated, holistic, person-centred care pathway across the health and social care system.

Identifying and supporting best practice. Ensuring that all Veterans enjoy a state of positive physical and mental health and well-being. Facilitating a collaborative, holistic approach.

References and Appendices are also available in an audio format upon request.

Also available in Braille and an Easy to Read version.

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