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Health Referrals & Support for Veterans

Many of the veterans that we work with here at Woody’s Lodge are used to being independent and we understand how overwhelming it can be to have to reach out for any kind of assistance. In particular, asking for help when you need medical treatment or getting referrals can be a struggle. However, Woody’s Lodge is here to help: we are a social hub where you can get the help that you need and start the journey to a new life post-service.

Woody’s Lodge works closely with Veterans NHS Wales where we can self-refer you to your local NHS team. You can do that here or contact us through the details below.

Mental health can be challenging for anyone, not just veterans; our team are here to help make the process of helping veterans self-refer into Veterans’ NHS Wales easier.

We can support you, or a veteran that you know, by working through NHS or agency healthcare forms with you on a one-to-one basis here at our meeting space and help you regain contact with local doctors and community health groups.

Welsh Ambulance Mental Health Support

In order to support those with mental health challenges, the Welsh Ambulance Service has created a Mental Health Leaflet: You are not alone. The leaflet provides a huge range of Mental Health Support Helplines, many of which are free to contact and are available 24/7.

Download a copy of the leaflet below: 

You Are Not Alone Leaflet (Cymru)

You Are Not Alone Leaflet (English)

Emergency Helplines

If you need emergency help or someone to talk to when we’re not open, there are a range of services and charities available for you to talk to.

Minds at War: 0800 031 4368

Veterans Mental Health Emergency Team – 24/7: 0800132737

Rethink: 0800 138 1619

Samaritans Cymru: 02920 116123

The Samaritans of Bridgend: 0845 790 9090

Icarus Online: 03339875055

NHS: 111

Mind: 0300 123 3393

Saneline: 0845 767 8000

(C.A.L.L): 0800 123 737 (open 24/7)

The Mix (for under 25’s): 0808 808 4994 (Sunday – Friday 2pm–11pm)

Contact our team today to find out more about how we can help with NHS Referrals:

Woody’s Lodge South Wales

Amelia Trust Farm, 5 Mile Lane, Barry, CF62 3AS

01446 781792

Mon – Thu 10am – 3pm

You can also email us: support@woodyslodge.org.

Woody’s Lodge North Wales

Eirias Park, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BN

01492 533954

Mon – Thu 10am – 3pm

You can also email us: support@woodyslodge.org.

Woody’s Lodge Penlan Farm

Penlan Farm, Penrhiwpal, Llandysul, SA44 5QH

01559361328

Mon – Thu 10am – 3pm

You can also email us: support@woodyslodge.org.

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