In crisis? find out how you can get urgent support

If you need support urgently or outside of our working hours, please don’t hesitate to contact

SAMARITANS

Freephone 116 123 (24/7) or email jo@samaritans.org – to access confidential emotional support for feelings of distress, despair or suicide thoughts.

SHOUT

A crisis text support service for people in the military community who are struggling and need immediate support to get through a crisis. Text CONTACT to 85258. #TextCONTACT85258

NHS 111

To access medical help fast but when it’s not a 999 emergency, telephone 111 (available 24 hours). To access information from the NHS on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living, visit the NHS website.

COMBAT STRESS

For urgent psychological support, please call 0800 1381619

SHELTER

For urgent housing support, please call 0808 800 4444

New courses available

We have a number of new courses available to help support you and your family.

  • Suicide awareness for veterans and families
  • Living with and beyond your pain
  • Financial wellbeing - taking back control

You can find details of these courses and more in our Recovery College prospectus.

Download our prospectus (PDF)

We offer free courses on a wide range of topics, to help you make lasting and positive changes in key areas of your life.

Through our Recovery College you can learn how to take control of things such as

  • pain management
  • how to get better sleep
  • healthy eating
  • dealing with anxiety
  • overcoming anger
  • managing money.

These courses were designed by veterans and their families who have been through those very issues, in partnership with experts in those areas.

You can take our courses while you are being supported by other teams within the Charity. This might be Mental Health and Wellbeing or our Clinical Medical Services if you have an injury or illness.

You do not have to take any tests on the courses and there is no pass or fail. It’s just about giving you the skills and knowledge to have a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. It’s all completely free.

How our courses run 

We offer three types of learning. 

Online group courses 

On Microsoft Teams, which are led by facilitators who help everyone get the most out of the sessions.  

Self-help guides 

That you can work through at your own pace at whatever time suits you.

Pathfinder course 

Is run face to face, and it helps veterans better understand and develop who they are as a person. It allows people to plan for an active, independent and fulfilling life. The course is run in Wiltshire and near Keswick in Cumbria.