Head Start

Head Start complements NHS and other third sector organisations in the provision of mental health support to ex-service personnel.


Walking With The Wounded supports all veterans with physical, mental or social injury to gain the skills and qualifications necessary to develop new careers outside the military, re-integrate into society and provide long-term security for themselves and their families.


Through a national network of accredited therapists we fund private face to face therapy for those with mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety or PTSD and adjustment disorder, including for those who simultaneously misuse substances.


The NHS is central to ex-service personnel receiving support with their mental health. However where the local NHS and its veteran specific services have limited geographical coverage and long waiting lists Head Start offers an alternative and provides ex-service personnel with choice.


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Guiding Principles for the delivery of Veterans’ and Service Families’ Mental Health Cares


We are proud to be a partner of the Contact group; who through working collaboratively with leading military charities, NHS and MoD ensure that the best mental health support possible is available to those who have served in the British Armed Forces. Read more