You Matter - Veterans' support programme launches

September 7, 2021

You Matter is now open for referrals, and for individuals to reach out. The programme has been designed to help prevent deaths by suicide among Veterans in Northern Ireland, and offers a range of support services and training opportunities.

When you contact the You Matter team you will be supported throughout by a highly experienced Case Manager. They are a veteran, a medical professional and counsellor and understand exactly what you’re going through. They’re here to ensure that you receive the right help at the right time. Together you will create a support plan based on your individual needs, your interests and the issues that are impacting on your mental health.

There are a number of support options available as part of the programme, from mindfulness to psychological therapies, and your support plan will identify which of these will help to meet your needs in the best way possible.

You Matter aims to:

  • make it easier for people to seek help when they need it
  • identify and reach those at risk by developing a network of support through sharing information
  • provide a framework of intervention and prevention services
  • provide mental health and suicidality awareness training
  • make it easier for people in the wider veteran community to understand the link between line of duty trauma and mental health.

For more information, access the You Matter brochure by clicking here.

You can contact the helpline 24/7 by calling 03308 089 295.

The helpline is operated by Inspire, a charity and social enterprise who work together with people living with mental ill health, intellectual disability, autism and addictions to realise their full potential. They currently provide wellbeing support to over 75,000 security-based personnel, and for over a decade have worked closely with veterans in partnership with the UDR & R IRISH(HS) Aftercare Service.

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