The scheme has been trialled in Cardiff and two other areas and proved to be such a success that it is now being extended to cover the whole of Wales.
Government funding of £485,000 a year is to start in April and will be going towards providing servicemen and women with access to clinicians who specialise in veterans mental health.
There is also another scheme which is to be based at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and funded by Welsh Assembly Government and Ministry of Defence. They are contributing £135,000 for a two year pilot which will inform veterans and carers of other services and support they are entitled to.
Health Minister Edwina Hart explained how we have a duty to care for war veterans and this is one of the first steps.
“I understand that people who have been supported by this pilot project… have found it extremely beneficial.
“That is why I am acting quickly to fund the expansion of this service to maximise the benefits for individuals and their families across Wales.