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    Welcome to Op COURAGE South East

    Free NHS mental health service for ex-military personnel, reservists and service leavers in:

    Kent, Surrey and Sussex

    Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire

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    Call 0300 365 2000 (option 4)

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What help is there?

Whether you want to speak to others who understand what it’s like to adjust to civilian life or feel you need to speak to a professional about your wellbeing, our team are on hand.

We apply our understanding of mental health and military life to empower you to access a wide range of services.

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What we can help with

Mental health difficulties can show in many different ways. We offer treatment and support that is tailored to you and your situation.

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Giving you the tools you need

We provide the information so that you can make an informed decision about the help you receive and we take an active role in getting you to the right service.

How families can help

Military life is about the whole family and having relatives’ understanding and compassion can make all the difference to your recovery.

  • Learn about mental health conditions
  • Get help identifying the signs that someone may be struggling
  • Explore our self-help resources and learning tools
  • Find out how to make referrals directly to our service.

How we can help families

Mental health can affect the whole family and we can help friends and family to:

  • Be involved in your relative’s care and treatment, if they want you to be
  • Get advice and community support for your family
  • Get treatment for your own difficulties.

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Thanks to your votes, Jon one of our amazing lived experience leads and his canine partner Baxter have been crowned worthy winners at this year’s Soldiering On Awards....

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Op COURAGE visit Equine Therapy Centre

Staff from Op COURAGE, our service which helps veterans to access the right support to meet their needs, visited Broadlands Group Riding for the Disabled and Equine Therapy Centre in Medstead earlier ...

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