Today Forces for Change, our Wales-wide 2017 campaign, was officially launched by Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans at an event in the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay.
The Minister, who has specific responsibility for Armed Forces and veterans’ health issues, said: “We owe our veterans a huge debt of gratitude for their service. That is why we are committed to ensuring the appropriate care and support is available to those who need it.
“We know that some veterans are not accessing this help because they perceive a stigma around mental health. This campaign will help tackle that stigma, bring the issue into the public forum, and highlight the services available.”
The launch will be followed by events covering the 22 counties of Wales throughout the summer where veterans and their families will be provided with information about what support is available – from both mental health and veterans’ organisations – and how they can access that support. Find out when there’s an event near you @ http://forcesforchange.wales/