Service Personnel & Families

UPDATED 09.04.2020
In this section you can find support for the following:


Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - SSAFA
Providing support to anyone serving in the Armed Forces, as well as those who used to serve and their families, services include financial assistance, emotional support and a confidential helpline.
Helpline: 0800 731 4880 (lines open Monday - Friday 0900-1700) 

The Royal British Legion
Offering financial, social and emotional support to anyone who has served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.
Helpline: 0808 802 8080 (lines open every day 0800-2000)
Live chat: (online every day 8am – 8pm)

Veterans Gateway
Putting veterans and their families in touch with organisations offering information, advice and support from healthcare and housing to employability, finances and personal relationships.
Advice Line: 0808 802 12 12 (lines open 24 hours)
Live chat: (online everyday, 24 hours)

Providing welfare, support and specialist programmes for anyone who has served in the Armed Forces.
Helpline: 0808 1914 2 18 (lines open Monday – Friday 08.00 – 17.00)

The Soldiers Charity
Giving lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers, as well as their families.

Help For Heroes
Supporting and raising money for members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in service. 

NGVFA – National Gulf Veterans and Families Association
Supporting those affected by the Gulf Wars and ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

AFVBC - Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs
Network of self- reliant clubs throughout UK. Open to all serving or veteran members of HM Armed Forces. Find your nearest club on the website.

Hire A Hero
Supports armed service leavers and veterans to make the successful transition into civilian life.

Support Services Listing
MOD information on support services for military and defence personnel and their families.

Supporting The Military Family
Part of Cruse bereavement to support anyone who’s loved one has died in the Armed Forces.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (lines open Monday & Friday 09.30 – 17.00, Tuesday – Thursday 09.30- 20.00) 


Combat Stress
Offering specialist treatment and welfare services for veterans, services include help for psychological injuries associated with service trauma.
Helpline: 0800 138 1619 (lines open 24 hours)

ASSIST Trauma Care
Providing support services to individuals and families affected by traumatic stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

PTSD Resolution
National network of counsellors available to help forces veterans, reservists and their families suffering from military trauma.

Douglas Bader Foundation
Online guide for anyone with congenital or acquired limb loss, as well as their families, including emotional, physical and psychological support for limb loss.

Formerly known as The British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association. BLESMA promotes the welfare and wellbeing of former and currently serving service men and women, post limb loss.