Lifelong support for serving personnel and member of the ex-Forces Community, Regulars and reservists. (source: SSAFA, 2015)

SSAFA Forceline Tel: 0800 731 4880

Absent Leave (AWOL) Tel: 01380 738137

Help serving members of Armed Forces, ex-sevice men and women and their families, now and for the rest of their lives. (Source: TRBL, 2015)

Tel: Legionline 0808 802 8080


Provide specialist clinical treatment and welfare support to UK Veterans suffering from psychological injuries (Source: Combat Stress, 2015)

Provides support to enable the seamless transition from service to civilian life, assist bereaved families or respond to life events that present welfare needs (Source: VWS, 2015)

Provider of employment services and jobs to ex-military and service leavers. Provide a job finding service, Up-to-date advice and guidance, Support and advice, Job matching, Training advice, develop CV and interview techniques. (Source: RFEA, 2015)

Provides a wide range of employment related services and support for the forces community (including spouses/partners and dependents). Links directly with a member of the ‘SORTED’ team who talks through options and directs to relevant services and/or training. (Source: SORTED, 2015)

  • Tel: 0800 319 6845
  • Website:

The Career transition partnership is the Ministry of Defence’s official provider of Armed Forces resettlement with Right Management Ltd. Depending on the length of service, they offer free resettlement services to all ranks of the UK Armed Forces. They provide flexible support from two years before discharge, through to two years after. Source: CTP, 2015)

CivvyStreet is a free online service supported by The Royal British Legion to help anyone from the Forces community throughout their career in civilian life. The service provides help for service personnel and their families during transition from the Armed Forces or at any time throughout your civilian career, it is also for their widows, widowers, partners and dependents. (Source: CivvyStreet, 2015)

The Ripple Pond peer-led support groups are here adults families members of those who have been impacted by events experienced while serving in the Armed Forces, be that by physical injury or emotional trauma, however long ago and in whatever conflict or manner. We offer local support in small groups within a safe, confidential environment; where there is no group local to you we will be there for you via phone, email, text and Facebook until a group becomes available in your area. (Source: The Ripple Pond, 2015)

LifeWorks is a fully funded 5 day course which equips ex-Armed Forces personnel with the tools to get into and maintain a civilian job that is appropriate for them it is available to anyone who has been in the Armed Forces, regardless of when and how long they served for. (Source: Lifeforce, 2015)

LifeWorks is a free support service to help military spouses and partners get the job they want. It is available to all spouses and partners of any serving (or recently discharged) member of the Armed Forces, including Reserves. The LifeWorks Families Team is able to provide employment support by phone, email, and through courses (Source: Lifeworks Families, 2015)

“From January 1st 2008, all veterans should receive priority access to NHS secondary care for any conditions which are likely to be related to their service, subject to the clinical needs of all patients.”

The current NHS Operating Framework states “The existing arrangements for giving priority access to veterans for service-related conditions, subject to clinical need, is an issue that all PCT’s and providers should now be delivering for all referrals.” (Source: NHS Choices 2015).

The region’s five mental health trusts with Combat Stress are working together to ensure there is a proactive approach to care and treatment and a point of contact for servicemen and women and veterans when they need help, support and advice.

Specialist advice, support and understanding in regards to mental health problems that affect our veteran population.

  • Helpline: 0800 500 3113 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm)

VWALS provides a single point of access to the range of mental health support services which already exist across the region, making it much easier to get signposted to the right help and support.

We provide mental health support to ex-service personnel for conditions including depression, alcohol and substance misuse, anger problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.

First Step in Cumbria is currently developing it’s services for military veterans who have served in the regular and reserve armed forces.

  • Contact: 0300 123 9112

The service provides a first point of contact for people aged 18  and over and is available to anyone who has completed one day’s service or more with the British Military, is a Reservist not currently deployed, or is a family member of military personnel.

  • Contact: 01482 617594

The North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) has established a bespoke and unique service to map care pathways, monitor and deliver services for veterans in North Essex.

LVS is a free NHS mental health service available to all ex-serving members of the UK Armed Forces, living in London or the Greater London region or registered with a GP in this area.

Our service is here to support anyone who has served in the British Armed Forces (regulars or reservists). We cover Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire (including Portsmouth and Southampton), and the Isle of Wight.

SAFN is a multi-organisational group which includes members from the NHS, MoD, Armed Forces Reservists, Mental and Physical Health Clinicians the Royal British Legion, SSAFA and other interested charities and organisations from across Sussex (i.e: police and local authorities).

  • Contact: 01903 843941 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)

The service is hosted by the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust but provides help to military veterans across the whole of the South West of England. Our staff have a wealth of experience in mental health and are appropriately trained to provide an efficient and effective service to veterans in the South West.

H4H Hidden Wounds is open to veterans, their families, and the families of those who are serving. Our new psychological wellbeing service, H4H Hidden Wounds, can help with many  of these problems and is here to get you back to enjoying everyday life again.

UK provider of rental housing for ex-service people.

Tel: 020 8685 5777


SPACES at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. It provides and accomodation placement service for single personnel being discharged from all three services.

Accomodation is available to single service leavers from the Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force, either on leaving or those who have left several years earlier and became homeless.

Tel: 020 7385 2110

“Our mission is to source and provide accomodation to Ex Service Personnel who are living rough or in unsatisfactory accommodation” (Source H4HV, 2015) (Based in Barnsley)

“Veterans Aid is a charity that operates by addressing an individual’s most immediate needs as rapidly as possible. It understands that ‘big picture’ problems like homelessness or addiction don’t happen overnight or as a result of military service; they are the consequence of incremental misfortunes that chip away at confidence, self-esteem and the ability to cope with life’s everyday pressures” (Source: Veteran’s Aide, 2015)