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London Veterans Partnership

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Life after service isn't always easy.

If you’re part of the ex-Forces community, you know we’re often stronger together.

London Veterans Partnership is a group of organisations working together to help you find a new way forward.

Meet new people.

Boost your mental and physical health.

Discover what’s out there for you.

Find out what's coming up for the ex-Forces community in London.
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London Veterans Partnership brings together activities and programmes to support the mental wellbeing of veterans and ex-Forces families. It is led by The Poppy Factory and funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust through the Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People programme.


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Making connections and supporting positive health & wellbeing

CDARS: For veterans with mental health or addiction challenges. Includes wellbeing activities such as dance, mindful walking and arts and crafts. CDARS offers support groups, mentoring and help for families in Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Wandsworth and Sutton. Call 07943 171752, email info@cdars.org.uk, visit www.cdars.org.uk

CDARS: Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services

The Fighting Chance: Free non-contact boxing training at your own pace. Improve your wellbeing and fitness and meet new people, with morning training sessions running weekly at centres in Lambeth and Battersea and outdoors. For veterans of any age or ability. To register your interest, call 020 3005 2866 or visit thefightingchance.co.uk/contact

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Company of Makers: Free online activities around writing, photography and drawing. Improve your wellbeing by learning new skills, making friends and growing your confidence. Contact Company of Makers about workshops. Listen to podcasts by the Armed Forces community, and book a free place for a talk.

Help for those receiving NHS treatment

Defence Medical Welfare Service: Support for veterans and their immediate family while being treated in hospital. Ensuring that no-one goes through illness or injury alone. Email referrals@dmws.org.uk. call 0800 999 3697, visit dmws.org.uk/our-service

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Navigator programme: Support for veterans before or after NHS treatment. Helping improve health and wellbeing by reducing isolation, increasing independence and making connections with the community. Access is currently through NHS Op COURAGE only. To enquire, email Sami Choudhury at Sami.Choudhury@stoll.org.uk

Family and friends

The Ripple Pond: Join a peer support network for family and friends of veterans with physical or psychological injuries. Meeting online or in person can help reduce isolation, build confidence and improve wellbeing and resilience. Register for support, call 0333 900 1028, visit theripplepond.org

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Moving into employment

The Poppy Factory: Staying with you on your journey into employment, no matter what gets in your way. Register for support, call 020 8939 1837, email support@poppyfactory.org

If you are interested in London Veterans Partnership but aren't sure what support or activities are right for you, please email lvp@poppyfactory.org

Wider support

Op COURAGE, the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service: Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help veterans and their families, serving personnel due to leave the armed forces and reservists. 
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