Gulf War veterans’ health issues in Scotland

If you served in the First Gulf War, your health may have been affected as a direct result. Contact your GP or visit the NHS Inform website for information on NHS care and priority treatment for veterans.

Gulf War veterans may experience a number of health issues, including chronic fatigue, hypertension, skin conditions and PTSD. There are a range of organisations across the UK that can help.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For almost a century the charity has helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. On the phone and online. In the community and at its treatment centres. Services are free of charge to veterans. For support contact:

Helpline: 0800 138 1619
Website: Combat Stress

Veterans and Reserves Mental Health Programme (VRMHP)

The VRMHP provides assessment and treatment advice for Service and ex-Service personnel who believe that their service may have affected their mental health. For more information, contact:

Freephone: 0800 032 6258


You may be eligible to claim a War Pension if your health has been affected by Serving in the Gulf War. Depending on your circumstances, Legion Scotland may be able to help you claim compensation. For more information contact them at:

Telephone: 0131 550 1586
Email: Contact form
Website: Legion Scotland

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