24 hour Helpline: 0800 138 1619
Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health. We look after men and women who are suffering from a psychological condition related to their Service career. This might be depression, anxiety, a phobia or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our services are free of charge to the Veteran. Also offer support to partners and families of veterans. Offers a 24-hour Helpline service for the military community and their families who are seeking help and advice for mental health issues.
The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Web Site for ex-Service men and women who think they are suffering from PTSD.
Royal College of Psychiatrists – PTSD Leaflet
Traumatic Stress Service: 020 3228 2969
At the Traumatic Stress Service we provide assessment and treatment for people, aged 18-65, throughout the United Kingdom. We aim to reduce the level of distress experienced by people who suffer psychological difficulties following a traumatic experience, often known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The TSS also offers treatment to asylum seekers and refugees affected by war, torture and rape. Patients who do not speak English will be given help with language difficulties. We work with a number of different therapy teams who specialise in PTSD.
Help for Heroes
www.helpforheroes.org.uk/service_charities.html Comprehensive Link to Service Charities
Help for Heroes raises money to support members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. We ask our supporters to “do their bit” to show these extraordinary young men and women that they are cared for by us.
SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help)
Forces Line: 0800 731 4880 (The Forces Line is completely independent of the military chain of command and our service is totally confidential.)
SSAFA Forces Help has been serving the Armed Forces and their families for well over a 100 years and their work is as vital today as it has ever been. Continually evolving support services are driven by the current needs of the Service community. They are particularly relevant in today's high pressure military environment. SSAFA’s services reflect the financial, practical and emotional issues people face today and they are freely available to virtually everybody with a Service connection.
The Royal British Legion
Legion Line: 08457 725 725
The Royal British Legion safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. We help serving and ex-Service personnel and their families. Not just those who fought in the two World Wars, but also those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting today.
Military Families Support Group
The aim of the web site is to provide emotional and practical support to all those families who have lost loved ones serving in the Armed Forces whether it is through the consequences of war and military conflict, illness, suicide or a tragic accident during the course of normal duties wherever and whenever it happens. We are also here to be able to talk to serving soldiers and their families in confidence if they just want someone to talk to, or point them in the right direction for any other help and assistance that they might need.