The NHS provides dedicated mental health services for those who have served in the British Armed Forces – the Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS) and the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS)…

Available across England, both services are provided by specialists in mental health who have an expert understanding of the Armed Forces:

  • The TILS is a dedicated out-patient service for serving personnel approaching discharge from the Armed Forces and veterans who are experiencing mental health difficulties
  • The CTS is an enhanced out patient service for ex-forces who have military related complex mental health difficulties that have not improved with previous treatment

Access to both of these services is through the TILS. Individuals can contact the service direct or ask to be referred via a GP or a military charity

Further details are available on the NHS website and in this leaflet, which includes a new number for services in the north of England.

For more information on NHS healthcare for the Armed Forces community, email