In June 2017 LPT signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and across all our services, we are working hard to ensure veterans, reservists, military families and staff are supported by our services.
The reality for some people is that they suffer in silence, unsure of what support is out there, and lacking someone to talk to who understands.
LPT is committed to ensuring local veterans, reservists and military families living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are able to access support when they need it. We have an active network of armed forces champions across the Trust, many of whom have served in the armed forces or have loved ones continuing to serve, who are giving their time to raise awareness and develop ways that we can support local people.
We hold the gold award in the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme.
If you want more information about the help and support available through LPT you can contact us at LPTArmedForces@leicspart.nhs.uk
Buddy to Buddy is back!
Our Buddy2Buddy cafe style virtual cafes will be back in January 2022, aiming to connect, support and empower veterans and their families.
Running through to September 2022, the informal session, provide a safe space to relax and share experiences to support your emotional wellbeing.
Run by our Armed Forces service and funded through LPT’s Raising Health charity, the Buddy2Buddy project recognises the additional risk of social isolation through the pandemic and the disproportionate impact this can have on the mental wellbeing of Armed Forces veterans. Download the Buddy2Buddy flyer
LPT is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Armed Forces veterans, as well as their families, and helping to reduce the stigma around mental illness associated with military experience.
We are signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and have achieved the Gold Standard in 2019. Across all of our services, we are working hard to ensure veterans, reservists, military families and staff are supported.
Our Raising Health charity appeal aims to assist with the therapeutic recovery of former soldiers, sailors and airmen in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Find out more about the appeal: https://www.raisinghealth.org.uk/appeals/veterans-appeal
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