Annual Review 2011/12: Welfare Services
Other problems can develop, including depression, use of alcohol and drugs, problems with relationships and work, as well as physical illnesses. Family members can be affected too as they often bear the brunt and end up feeling helpless and isolated.
The wellbeing of veterans and their families is of huge importance to Poppyscotland and we are helping to improve the lives of those suffering from mental health issues.
Our grants to Combat Stress, Gardening Leave, Horseback UK and Thistle Foundation are supporting veterans in the areas of mental health. Each organisation’s core activity is addressing mental health problems but they each offer something different. Not all veterans have the same issues and nor will the same remedies work for everybody so it is important that they have a choice on which recovery path works best for them.
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