Veterans First PointDate published: 20th May 2016
Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans.
The core of the operation is a team of peer support workers (PSWs) who act as the listening ear to whatever needs you may have. They are all ex-servicemen or women and their role is to help you move forward with your life. The thinking behind this is that even if they have not been on the same deployments as you, they know about military life and the pressures on self and family.
V1P also has specialists in mental health and psychological disorders.
They have a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Consultant Psychological Therapist and Clinical Psychologist and offer a selection of evidenced based pharmacological and psychological interventions. Psychological therapies include:
- Eye Movement desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). More information on EMDR can be found here.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) More information on CBT can be found here.
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) More information on this type of therapy can be found here.
Please refer to this V1P Leaflet for details of Veteran First Point clinics in this area and the referral process.