Several Armed Forces veterans’ lives saved by new mental health response car

Unveiling of the Veterans' Response Partnership car.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Unveiling of the Veterans' Response Partnership car. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Six Armed Forces veterans' lives have been saved by a new mental health service which is earning praise across the region.

Unveiling of the Veterans' Response Partnership car. Left, director of the Walnut Tree Project Luke

Unveiling of the Veterans' Response Partnership car. Left, director of the Walnut Tree Project Luke Woodley and, centre, clinical psycologist Dr Roger Kingerlee talking to General Lord Richard Dannatt. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Veteran's Response Partnership, launched last October, sees a special response car - manned by experienced volunteers - attend veterans who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

According to Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) the service has already saved six lives.

The service is run by the Walnut Tree Project in collaboration with NSFT, and HMP Norwich, Veterans Norfolk, and military charity Outside the Wire.

Luke Woodley, of the Walnut Tree Project, said: 'We are absolutely delighted that the partnership has already had a significant impact on the lives of scores of veterans.


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'We are grateful for all the support we have received so far.'

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