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WWTW supports Veterans’ High Intensity Service in North of England’s new animation

The Veterans’ High Intensity Service (HIS) in the North of England provides care and treatment for former armed forces personnel (veterans) who are in a mental health crisis and need urgent help.


The NHS High Intensity Service was launched in November 2020 and is part of Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service - a new name for the three specialist NHS mental health services for veterans which was launched nationally in March 2021.

In the North of England, the service is being delivered in partnership with the NHS and well-established veterans’ support charities including Walking With The Wounded. Together, we work with local mental health services to provide:

  • Support to crisis care services for veterans presenting in a mental health crisis
  • Support during an inpatient unit stay – including access to a clinician advice line 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Care navigation – helping veterans and their carers find the local services best suited to their needs
  • Support and care for family members and carers where they need it.


In April the HIS in the North of England launched a short video animation to illustrate what it does and how it works.


Find out more about the NHS HIS service in the North of England.