Renfrewshire Council


Lending an ear

Recently I have been troubled by reports of veterans taking their own lives, due to the struggles they are facing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

As Veterans Champion, I want veterans, and the families of veterans within Renfrewshire, to know that they can always contact me if they are struggling and don't feel like they have anywhere left to turn.

The word 'veteran' describes anyone who has left the Service, and although the assumption might be that help is only available to an elderly generation, assistance is also on offer for young men and women who have served.

We have many facilities available to support the veterans within our community and I can help provide access to contacts for services who can offer support and assistance to anyone who is finding adjusting to civilian life challenging.

No one needs to suffer alone. Please reach out and contact me if you are feeling lost and I will be there to listen.