Watch: Coping techniques from our therapists

We have four videos, covering Sleep Hygiene, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Grounding, and Depression.

You can watch our videos below, or visit our YouTube channel to view all the videos in our coping techniques playlist.

Watch our coping techniques playlist on YouTube (opens new browser tab)

Watch: Veterans' recovery journeys

Watch our short videos to hear what veterans have to say about our service.

You can also watch our veterans' playlist on our YouTube channel (opens new browser tab)

 

Leaflets and information sheets to download

We have a range of information sheets you can download below.

 

Find a veterans' drop-in near you

There are more than 30 regular drop-in sessions across the South East that are hosted at various community-based locations such as community centres, shopping centres and even fire stations.

Drop-ins offer a variety of welfare and mental health support, together with comradeship and a sense of well-being, to the ex-military community and their families. There's no need to book, just turn up.

Organisations that can help

Combat Stress

They help former service personnel coping with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They offer specialist support for veterans and have a 24 hour helpline.

Call: 0800 138 1619

Text: 07537 404 719 (Standard charges may apply)

Email: helpline@combatstress.org.uk

Visit: combatstress.org.uk (opens in new browser tab)

Forcesline (Formerly SSAFA)

Free and confidential helpline providing a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel, former members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Support is available 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, but you can send messages online.

Call: 0800 731 4880

Visit: ssafa.org.uk/get-help/forcesline (opens in new browser tab)

Forcesline (Formerly SSAFA) local support

Forcesline Berkshire

Call: 07385 031 180

Email: Berkshire.branch@ssafa.org.uk

Forcesline Buckinghamshire

Call: 01494 538 256

Email: Buckinghamshire.branch@ssafa.org.uk

Forcesline Hampshire

Call: 07413 417 226

Email: Hampshire.branch@ssafa.org.uk

Forcesline Oxfordshire

Call: 07796 287 161

Email: Oxfordshire.branch@ssafa.org.uk

Help for Heroes

Support for regular, reserve personnel, and veterans who have suffered injuries or illness because of service which impacts on their daily life. They help personnel and their close dependents.

Call: 01980 844 388

Visit: helpforheroes.org.uk

Ripple Pond

Providing peer support to the Armed Forces families who are supporting British service personnel and veterans.

Call: 0330 900 1028

Visit: theripplepond.org (opens in new browser tab)

Royal British Legion (RBL)

Expert advice and guidance for serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. From recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life. Support starts after seven days of service and continues for life. Support is available 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week.

Call: 0808 802 8080

Visit: britishlegion.org.uk (opens in new browser tab)

Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call: 116 123

Visit: samaritans.org (opens in new browser tab)

Togetherall

Join the Togetherall network, and anonymously share what’s troubling you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free for serving personnel, veterans, family members and carers.

Visit: togetherall.com

Veterans' Gateway

The Veterans Gateway provides a single point of contact for veterans seeking advice and support. They put veterans and their families in touch with other organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need.

Call: 0808 802 1212

Visit: veteransgateway.org.uk (opens in new browser tab)

Veterans UK

Offer information on claiming AFCS, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Medical Discharges and Pension Forecast Requests. They also assist with other benefits, housing and welfare issues.

Support is available from 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Call: 0808 1914 218

Email: veterans-uk@mod.gov.uk

Visit: veterans-uk.info (opens in new browser tab)