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Support for Armed Forces veterans

Dudley Council's office of public health has launched a new mentoring project offering support to Armed Forces veterans who are struggling to adjust to life after the military.

We know that veterans can face many challenges in adjusting to civilian life. This may leave some in a state of crisis, dealing with complex problems, such as financial hardship, homelessness, and health issues including depression and anxiety.

Shoulder to Shoulder is a new scheme for Dudley borough, which will be delivered, on behalf of the council, by national volunteering charity TimeBank.

The project  provides regular one-to-one mentoring support to veterans, creating space to chat things through on a regular basis and identify and develop long term goals.

A series of drop-in sessions are to be held across Dudley borough where veterans can get practical advice and also talk through any issues they are facing. At these sessions, they will also be able to find out more about the mentoring support available.

The sessions are taking place at:

Dudley Fire station Burton Road, Dudley  DY1 3BZ

8 December 10-1 pm

8 January 10-1pm

4 February 10-1 pm

12 March 10-1pm

Stourbridge Fire station Parkfield Road, Stourbridge DY8 1HA

22 December 10-1pm

22 January 10-1 pm

16 Feb 10-1pm

26 March 10-1pm

There is no need to book an appointment, please just drop-in.

For more information about the Shoulder to Shoulder project visit www.timebank.org.uk/shoulder-to-shoulder-dudley or phone 0121 236 2531.

TimeBank, the national volunteering charity, recruits and trains volunteers to act as mentors to ex-servicemen and women who are struggling to adjust to civilian life, or who are recovering from mental health issues.

It offers support across the West Midlands and in Dudley. 


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