We provide a range of talking therapies to help veterans and their families with their mental health. This can be for many conditions, including depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Mental health professionals in our Hidden Wounds Service have experience working with members of the Armed Forces community. They listen without making judgement and can help you work through anything you’re struggling with.

The therapy is carried out in one-to-one sessions by telephone or Microsoft Teams video calls.

If you think you could benefit from talking to one of our mental health professionals, ask for help today. 

How we can get you the right support

You can ask for support from our Hidden Wounds Service by visiting our Get help page. Or your case manager can refer you.

A mental health professional will be in touch for an initial assessment.

If it’s thought you would benefit from support from Hidden Wounds, you will be invited to a clinical assessment. This will take about one hour. It’s a chance to talk about how you’re feeling, what you’ve been going through, and what you would like support with. It’s carried out by a mental health professional, who can talk to you about therapy options.

At this point, you might also be offered access to one of our Recovery College courses. These can help you gain skills, knowledge and tools to look after your mental health.

We want you to recover from your current mental health difficulties. We also want you stay healthy and happy. Discovering our Recovery College can help you with that.

We run a series of sporting and social activities for veterans and families across the UK. Meeting other people who have been through similar experiences and staying active can be great for your mental health.

Treatment options

If it’s thought you would benefit from therapy from the Hidden Wounds service. There are different types of therapy the team can provide.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

This is a talking therapy. It is proven to be effective in helping with a range of difficulties, such as anger, anxiety and low mood. Our therapists will work with you over six to eight sessions to focus on changing unhelpful patterns of thoughts and behaviours.


Hidden Wounds provides counselling using a number of therapy approaches. These include CBT, humanistic and client centred. The aim is to help you work towards your goals in a way that fits best with you. Counselling can help you with a wide range of symptoms, including those relating to traumatic experiences.

Psychology and high intensity services

We can offer sessions with a psychologist, or another high intensity therapist. They can provide treatment to help with more complex issues. This is done through a number of evidence-based approaches.