Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Veterans Mental Health Service Extended Across Wales

A pilot project to support armed services personnel experiencing mental health problems as a result of their service will be extended across Wales, Health Minister Edwina Hart announced.

The service, which has been trialled in the Cardiff and Vale and Cwm Taf Health Board areas, offered access to clinicians with expertise in veterans' mental health to provide assessment and suitable treatment.

The two-year pilot was based at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, funded by £135,000 from the Welsh Assembly Government and Ministry of Defence.

The new all-Wales service will be funded fully by the Assembly Government from April with an investment of £485,000 per year.

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