Tel: 0303 123 1145 for NE England.
The Veteran Transition Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) is funded by NHS England. In the north of England, it is a partnership between TEWV and Northumberland Tyne and Wear, Hull and East Riding and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trusts.
The service provides a range of treatment and support for veterans, as well as armed forces personnel approaching discharge. This includes recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early treatment and support, as well as therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma. Patients are also provided with help, where appropriate, with employment, reduction in alcohol consumption, housing and social support.
To access the service as a veteran, patients must:
- be a resident in England
- have served in the UK armed forces for a full day
- be registered with a GP practice in England or be willing to register with a GP
- be able to provide their military service number or another form of acceptable proof of eligibility.
Those people meeting the criteria can self-refer or request referral via a health care professional or service charity.
Following an initial assessment, people will be put in contact with the most appropriate services.