Call for veteran support centre to become mental health ‘hub’

Written on March 4, 2021

A petition to “save” the Audley Court veterans’ mental health centre has gathered more than 1,100 in about two weeks.

The online petition, launched by Liberal Democrat Councillor Thomas Janke, says: “We the undersigned do hereby call on Telford & Wrekin Council and regional Shropshire/Midland MPs to help ‘save Audley Court’ and ensure that post-Covid-19 vaccination rollout, it is able to continue providing respite and outpatient care to veterans, NHS staff and care workers suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues, eventually serving the wider community as a mental health hub for the region.”

The petition remains live and can be found online at tinyurl.com/SaveAudleyCourt.

Responding to the petition, Combat Stress chiefs said they would welcome discussions with the NHS about how they could help frontline staff.

Full story: Shropshire Star

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