Ministry of Defence
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New mental health partnership for veterans in Colchester
A groundbreaking partnership has been formed at Colchester Garrison between the military, the NHS and the Combat Stress charity to meet the needs of veterans with mental health problems.
Colchester Garrison's Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH), North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Combat Stress have come together to form the North Essex Veterans Mental Health Network, the first of its kind in the country.
The partnership, which works under the slogan 'A United Approach', held a conference at the Weston Homes Community Stadium in Colchester on Tuesday 18 October 2011 to explore the services already available for veterans locally and improve links between organisations working in the field.