Employment support for ex-Forces NHS patients
Ex-Forces patients who are being treated for mental and physical health conditions can now access one-to-one employment support through pilot projects backed by NHS England.
Health professionals can refer veterans for ongoing support through The Poppy Factory’s employment consultants, who are embedded within local NHS networks.
Employment support is linked to health services in Plymouth, Portsmouth and across Cheshire and Wirral.
Positive progress through employment support
The Poppy Factory’s employment consultants have expertise in working with people with complex mental and physical health conditions (e.g. PTSD).
Through our life-changing employment support we know employment can have a very positive effect on mental health and wellbeing, and we deliver our support at a pace that is appropriate for the clients needs.
Alongside supporting clients, we will work with other partners to help break down health and social barriers that make entry into employment difficult.
We welcome referrals from Clinicians across England, not just in Plymouth, Portsmouth and Cheshire and Wirral.
To make a referral on behalf of a patient you can use our online referral form.
Alternatively, the patient can self-refer using this form.
If you’re based in our NHS England pilot areas and would like to talk to your local employment consultant about a patient or about our service, you can contact them via the details below: