Gulf War veterans health issues in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

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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 Choices website for information on NHS care and priority treatment for veterans in England and Wales.

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. For more information, or to get help with a claim, contact The Royal British Legion at:

Freephone: 0808 802 8080

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