Vet TheHub

Director & Consultant Clinical Lead

Dr. Neil Kitchiner is responsible for the day to day running of the Veterans' NHS Wales, including service supervision and facilitating training of the veterans’ therapists (VTs).  Neil is also responsible for the Cardiff and Vale UHB veterans’ hub, including assessment, signposting, offering brief psychological therapy, and follow-up appointments. Neil served as a Captain in the Army Reserve at 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital, Army Reserve Centre, Cardiff between 2011-2014.  He deployed to Afghanistan Oct 13 - Jan 14 as part of the Tri-service Field Mental Health Team, OP HERRICK 19A.

Highly Specialised Practitioner Psychologist 

Dr Gwen O’Connor offers five sessions per week (18 ¾ hrs). Gwen provides assessments, therapy, supervision and consultation clinics to individuals and teams.

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr David Seeley provides two sessions per month (8 hrs) for second opinions, medication reviews with follow-up.

Veterans' Hub Secretary

Amy O'Sullivan started with VNHSW in April 2018.  As the Hub Secretary, Amy is responsible for both the administration of the Cardiff and Vale branch of the service and liaising with the other administrators across Wales. Amy is the first point of contact for the service and she is able to provide information to both veterans and other agencies. Amy manages the online referrals, as well as referrals by post, e-mail and phone and she is able to direct them to the appropriate branch of the service.

Veteran Therapists

Rachel Vanstone and Jo Delahay provide assessment and therapy clinics.

All Wales Team

Swansea Bay UHB - Veteran Therapist: Victoria Williams (​part​-time​ - 4 days​)​, Rebecca O'Dowd (part-time - 4 days​). Administrator: Anna Smith (part-time - 3 days).​

Aneurin Bevan UHB - Veteran Therapists: Vanessa Bailey ​(full-time), Mike Mo (part-time - 3 days) and Helen Gower (part-time - 2 days). Administrator: Kay Rees (part-time - 3 days), Peer Mentor, Damon Rees (full-time).​

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB - Veteran Therapists: Mark Birkill (full-time) ,Karen Hawkings (part-time​ - 3 days​)​ and Amanda Jackson (full-time). Administrator: Hayley Jess (part-time - 3 days).​

Cardiff and Vale UHB - Veteran Therapists: Neil Kitchiner (part-time 2.5 days) , Gwen O'Connor (part-time - 2.5 days), Rachel Vanstone, (part-time - 3.5 days), Jo Delahay (part-time - one session) . Veterans' Hub Secretary: Amy O'Sullivan (full-time). Assistant Psychologist: Alisha Smith (full-time).

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB - Veteran Therapists: Will Watkins (full-time) , Julie Devlin (part-time - 1 day), Gerwyn Jones (part-time – 1 day) and Nick McAndrew. (part-time – 1 day), Administrator: Maria Moruzzi (part-time - 3 days).

Hywel Dda UHB - Veteran Therapists: Julie Campion (full-time) and Claire Young (part-time - 2 days). Administrator: Louise Laughlin (part-time - 3 days).

 

11 Years Helping Veterans