An ex-soldier shot in the Iraq war has said a new service providing trauma support to veterans will help hundreds “find their place in society”.

Since its introduction in April, more than 200 people have been referred to the NHS’ Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS). It deals with issues such as substance abuse, relationship problems and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Simon Brown, who lost almost all his vision, said it was “rebuilding lives”. The service gives a range of intensive care and treatment for people with military-related complex mental health difficulties, many of whom will have experienced trauma. (BBC News, 7th November 2018)

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