The Block, is a new emerging and rapidly growing organisation based in Liverpool, founded by local veterans and volunteers during the 2021 lockdown, many of the team have served in countries like Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Understanding the need for community groups and a local safe haven, the team launched the Block project during a time of adversity and pandemic in order to provide a place of solace and peace to the local Veterans and Nations Heroes who might be in need of low level support to crisis intervention.
Armed forces veterans suffering a mental health crisis can now receive specialist care as part of a new Op Courage service launched by NHS in March 2021.
The Block directly refers veterans and Armed Forces personnel to Doctors, nurses and other NHS staff on Op Courage to provide therapy, rehab services and, in extreme cases, inpatient care to former soldiers, sailors and RAF personnel.
The first call takes courage, veterans can now also make self referrals.
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Anyone can be affected by mental ill health but armed forces veterans may have seen and experienced things that few others – thankfully – will.
That can create a special set of challenges for the NHS but working with military organisations like The Block helps the NHS to overcome. Op Courage – ensures that the NHS is a National Hero Service.”
Troops can benefit from specialist care for lower level problems such as anxiety and depression at the Block on Walton Road Liverpool. Help for more complex problems such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is availible through the Op Courage service. The new service focus's on those in crisis, at risk of self-harm or suicide, or suffering other problems such as homelessness and addiction.
More information coming soon.
We are currently working with the Mind Force Retreat Project CIC to offer on site alternative mindfulness based stressed reduction.
Fancy joining the team, contact us today.
We hold Naafi breaks at The Block in a non judgemental safe space, good people creating good vibes.