Armed Forces and Veterans

Mental Health Services for Serving Personnel

If you are currently serving in the Forces you are entitled to access healthcare via the MoD.  If you are worried about your mental health you should visit the medical centre at your base as soon as possible.

You can also get information and help from your nearest HIVE Information Centre.

Blandford HIVE
Community Centre
Nelson Rd
Blandford Camp
DT11 8RH.
Tel: 01258 482537
Email: bovingtonhive@armymail.mod.uk

Please note that Blandford HIVE is an outreach service from Bovington HIVE.

Bovington HIVE
King George V Road
Bovington
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 6JA.
Tel: 01929 403185
Email: bovingtonhive@armymail.mod.uk

Mental Health Services for Veterans

When a member of Armed Forces staff leaves military service their healthcare transfers to the NHS.  They are entitled to access civilian mental health services, as described on the NHS services page.  All veterans are entitled to priority access to NHS hospital care for any condition that is related to their service.

Cassiobury Court

Cassiobury Court offers free help and advice for veterans who suffer with addiction and mental health problems. Cassiobury Court is a residential alcohol and drug rehab clinic which offers a range of treatments relating to stress and dependency disorders.

Veterans are also entitled to access the wide range of services offered  in Dorset.  These can be found in our online directory.