A SERVICE is being offered to veterans in the borough with mental health issues in memory of a soldier who died from suicide.

Caring Connections has been set up in memory of John Paul Finnigan, from Huyton, who died in 2018 after completing a number of tours overseas and on leaving the Army suffered greatly with PTSD and even lost close friends through their own PTSD struggles.

Johns story highlighted the further need for support of our returning veterans and challenges that are faced after being involved in such distressing situations.

Paul Growney CEO of Caring Connections, said: "We are very proud to launch this service and hopefully it can provide a further support mechanism to those returning home and struggling with civilian life.

"The story of John Paul has really touched our organization and we honoured to dedicate this service to his name."

All services are fully funded and are at no costs the veterans and/or their families.

Anyone who needs help or who knows someone that may be suffering call 0151 2892761.

For more information go to johnpaulproject.com.