Veterans Mental Health in Sefton

Veterans Mental Health in Sefton

Veterans in Sefton CIO (ViS), previously known as the Veterans in Sefton project, provides a comprehensive information, advice and guidance service for Veterans in the Sefton (and greater) area including a unique holistic support programme.

As a charity, we provide the emotional scaffolding to help raise self-esteem, build confidence and improve mental wellbeing for all members of the Sefton Armed Forces Community, (veterans, serving personnel and their families). We do this with the help of a number of other bodies including:

  • Brunswick Youth Centre (where the main NAAFI break and head office is located)
  • The Sovini Group (One Vision Housing)
  • NHS South Sefton.
  • Foot in the Door Films

Any member of the Armed Forces Community in Sefton can get advice on a range of issues, including support accessing housing advice, employment advice, advice on health-related issues, family support, and general welfare advice. Anyone can also attend any of the informal weekly drop in NAAFI Break which are based around a number of locations in the Sefton area, please see the location page for the location of the NAAFI breaks.

Our service includes:

  • Smoothing the transition from military to civilian life.
  • Increasing self-confidence and reducing social isolation.
  • Early intervention with mental health issues.
  • improving employment opportunities with training and skill building.
  • Offering support and activities for the whole family.