Support organisations

There are many excellent support organisations available. This list is not extensive:

Royal British LegionRoyal

The Royal British Legion, sometimes called The British Legion or The Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. Contact Centre helpline on 0808 802 8080. 


Whatever challenges they’re facing, members of the Armed Forces community can rely on SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. They have a network of more than 5,000 volunteers provides practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families across the UK and worldwide. Contact 0800 731 4880.

help for heroesHelp for Heroes

Help for Heroes has a vast network of professionals and partners not only help serving members of the Armed Forces, but also ex-Servicemen and women and their families. They achieve this through physical and emotional rehabilitation and recovery. They also identify new career opportunities and offer financial and welfare support. We know that those who serve together, recover better together – supporting each other, enjoying a sense of fellowship once more.

walkingWalking with the Wounded

Walking with The Wounded is a British charity to help injured former British Armed Forces servicemen and women in their career transition from the military to civilian life.

combatCombat Stress

The charity, Combat Stress offers a range of mental health treatment and support services to veterans. Call their helpline on 0800 138 1619, text 07537 404 719 or email

big whiteBig White Wall

charity providing safe, anonymous, round-the-clock online support, with trained counsellors available at all times. Big White Wall is a supportive community with lots of resources that all armed forces personnel, veterans and their families can use at any time.


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA is a free self-help network. It’s ’12-step’ programme involves getting sober with the help of regular support groups. AA believes people with drink problems need to give up alcohol permanently.


SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery runs a network of self-help and mutual aid meetings where participants help themselves and fellow members with recovery from any kind of addictive behaviour.

veteransVeterans Gateway

Veterans Gateway put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

SapperSapper Support

This organisation aims to alleviate the suffering caused by PTSD and associated mental health issues through support. Sapper Support provides aid to those who need help regardless of background or status. You can contact them via 0800 040 7873, 0800 040 7783 or text 07860 018733.