Current events in Afghanistan may have an impact upon patients who have links with the country. These maybe members of the armed forces community including veterans, their families or those with close family ties to the country. Within this it is possible that mental health issues including PTSD, depression and the use of alcohol or recreational drugs may increase with consequences both upon themselves and those around them.
To support these patients at this time, we would invite you to share the following message on your website and through your digital channels:
We are conscious that some patients registered at Watton Medical Practice may be affected by current events in Afghanistan. Watton Medical Practice is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families.
If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.