Mental Health is at the heart of the Liberal Democrat policies this election - and mental health support for veterans is something that has been brought to the attention of, Ros Kayes, our Parliamentary Candidate.
Ros Kayes, our candidate says: "I've been contacted by several armed service veterans in West Dorset who are concerned about the lack of specialist support for traumatic mental health conditions. And yesterday we announced a £10 million package of support for veterans. It would more than double the money currently available to help veterans overcome problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder."
If elected we will:
- Create a veterans commissioner to knock heads together in DWP, the Department of Health and the MoD to join together the services they need.
- Improve support for alcohol and drug misuse and ‘dual diagnosis’ of substance misuse and mental health problems.
- Invest in services such as community based therapy, short stay hospital treatment, support through a telephone hotline and more targeted employment support.