Veterans Gateway

www.veteransgateway.org.uk – 24/7 first point of contact for Veterans seeking support, from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more. 0800 802 1212

SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity Forcesline

www.ssafa.org.uk/get-help/forcesline – a free and confidential telephone helpline and email service that provides help for serving personnel (regular and reserves), Veterans and their families 0800 260 6767 (Mon to Fri 09:00-17.00)

Mental health

Samaritans

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Samaritans Veterans is a free app that can provide you with emotional support after your career in the Armed Forces https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/military/samaritans-veterans-app/

Veterans NHS mental health services

Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service – This is the new name for: The Veterans’ Mental Health Transition Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS); the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS); the Veterans’ Mental Health High Intensity Service (HIS)

Op Courage regional contact details

Combat Stress

combatstress.org.uk/ – is the UK’s leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans’ mental health

PTSD Resolution

Mental health help & support for UK armed forces veterans, reservists, families. Free, prompt, local, effective.

www.ptsdresolution.org

0300 302 0551

contact@ptsdresolution.org

PTSD UK

www.ptsduk.org/ – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder website for ex-Service men and women who think they are suffering from PTSD (PTSD and CPTSD self-help guide)

Benefits

Jobs

The Poppy Factory

https://www.poppyfactory.org/are-you-looking-for-work – employment support for veterans with health conditions

VETS Veterans’ Employment Transition Support

Career advice and support for Veterans, free guidance, resources and mentors to help you progress your career outside the Armed Forces https://www.veteranemployment.co.uk/

Government employment support for Veterans

Information and useful services for Veterans seeking employment advice and support https://www.gov.uk/guidance/employment-support-for-veterans

Royal British Legion Industries

Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) is a national charity supporting the Armed Forces, people with disabilities and people who are unemployed. We improve lives every day by inspiring those we help and supporting them to find work and lead independent lives https://rbli.co.uk/

RFEA

The Forces Employment Charity

We provide life-long, life-changing support, jobs and training opportunities to Service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families https://www.rfea.org.uk/

 

Building Heroes

Building Heroes provides skills training to Military Veterans and support into employment in the building trades https://www.buildingheroes.org.uk/

General Support

The Royal British Legion

www.britishlegion.org.uk/ – safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. Helping serving and ex-Service personnel and their families

BLESMA

British Limbless Ex Servicemen’s Association https://blesma.org/ – is the national charity for limbless service and ex-service men and women and their dependants and widows

War Widows’ Association of Great Britain

www.warwidows.org.uk/ – works to improve the conditions of war widows, widowers and their dependents and recipients of benefits from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme 2005

Scotty’s Little Soldiers

www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk – dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed in action while serving with the British Armed Forces

Army

Army Widows’ Association

www.armywidows.org.uk/ – Bereavement Support Group offering comfort, support and friendship to the widows, widowers and dependents of Army personnel who die in service

ABF, The Soldiers Charity

soldierscharity.org – is the Army’s national charity for soldiers, former soldiers and their families for life

RAF

Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

www.rafbf.org – supports current and former members of the RAF, their partners and families, providing practical, emotional and financial support 0300 654374

Royal Navy

Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity

www.rnrmc.org.uk – supporting sailors, marines and their families

The White Ensign Association

www.whiteensign.co.uk – offers personal help and advice for all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, their Reserves and Families

Naval Families Federation (NFF)

nff.org.uk – a point of contact for bereaved families 02392 654374

Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

www.rnbt.org.uk  – provides financial assistance and support to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families in times of need

02392 690112
rnbt@rnbt.org.uk

Safeguarding

Safeguarding information

Safeguarding leaflet

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