Mental health support for Veterans and military families living with common challenges such as excessive worry, depression and stress is available through Help for Heroes. You can find out more about H4H Hidden Wounds here.
We also support other charities who provide more complex or specialist mental health support to make sure those in need get the support they deserve. Here is how Help for Heroes’ grants have improved psychological support for our Servicemen, women, Veterans and their families.
The Bridge for Heroes
The Bridge for Heroes (TBFH) delivers direct and immediate support to both serving and veterans of the Armed Forces as well as their families with a strong emphasis on promoting mental wellbeing.
TBFH opened their first contact centre in Norfolk in June 2011 and have had more than 14,000 visitors and provided over 3000 support sessions for both serving personnel, veterans and their families. There are a number of qualified volunteers who man the centre, and the assistance and support provided ranges from PTSD advice, emotional support, compensation advice, pensions, housing, homelessness and many other Service related issues and this is delivered through support/respite sessions.
Grant funding from Help for Heroes will provide TBFH with the stability required to cover the running costs and allow them to concentrate on keeping the contact centre open and providing support to those in need.
To find out more about Bridge for Heroes, visit their website.