Course: Veterans' Health Hub | RCGP Learning

    • "In the first year outside of the armed forces I struggled with my mental health and attended the surgery. It was surprising to be asked if I was a veteran, I didn't expect it, but I was appreciative of the acknowledgement that I may be suffering from issues different to those of other patients. The Wirral is not a big military hub like Colchester or Catterick, so I was a little surprised to be asked the question. The surgery sought to get me the necessary support for my mental health issues and referred me for the local mental health group where I was diagnosed with PTSD and given help in order for me to confront and manage this condition."

      Jon Lynn, The Orchard Surgery