Annually 22,000 armed forces personnel make the transition to civilian life. Most do it without difficulty, however some find it more difficult and may need some help from mental health and social care provision.
For support and advice visit:
Find an Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club. Meet face to face in a relaxed, safe, social environment to enjoy breakfast and to combat loneliness.
Gov.uk offers information on how to contact Veterans UK and their services.
Veterans Gateway offers information, advice and support for veterans and their families.
RAF Benevolent Fund
The RAF Benevolent Fund has begun several new initiatives alongside established support for members of the RAF family. These are some of the services they now offer:
- Check and chat phone calls
- Telephone friendship groups
- Listening and counselling service
- Financial Support
- Legal Advice Helpline
- Benefits advice and advocacy
All these services can be requested via their welfare helpline on 0300 222 5703 or by visiting the website
Veterans Mental Health High Intensity Services (HIS) Midlands
A specialist service for veterans and their families who require an intensive period of mental health care.
Fore more information please see this HIS Midlands PDF flyer.