Campaign launched to help armed forces veterans

By Antony Gedge in Other News

A NEW campaign aimed at helping boost and improve mental health services for armed forces veterans has been launched with an event in Aberystwyth.

The campaign, led by Hafal, is aimed at bringing together different sectors, including charities, who provide mental health services for veterans to identify areas that can be improved and how veterans and emergency service personnel think things can be made better.

The Aberystwyth event was one of a number of events across Wales on Friday, 9 June, with Ceredigion councillor Paul Hinge, the county’s Armed Forces Champion, welcoming the event and the campaign.

He said: “I’m extremely grateful to Hafal for grasping the nettle and pulling together this much needed project. The third sector is the conduit that will pull together the services that are needed to deliver help for mental health sufferers and in particular armed forces and blue light service existing and former personnel.

“It was great to see so many agencies there supporting this event and I would particularly like to thank Wayne Hurley, of Hafal, for ensuring Ceredigion had a chance to showcase the partner agencies here in our county.”

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