Yesterday we help our first event developing a support network that can help veterans who are experiencing problematic alcohol or drug use.

We are working in partnership with organisations supporting veterans, including The Royal British Legion, to analyse the needs of veterans in Bristol who use drugs and alcohol.

What's next?

Following on from yesterday’s event, we will now be looking to set up two focus groups to find out about veterans' experiences – one with veterans who have been through treatment and another with veterans who haven’t, hoping to find out what barriers have been preventing them from receiving support.

We will also be beginning to visit examples of best practice in supporting veterans across the UK.

How can you help?

We're looking for more professionals and people with lived experiences to continue to join our project. If you would like to find out how you can help or find out about future event please email [email protected].