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


Freephone their Veterans Support Hub for the military community on 0808 175 3075 (24/7) or email – to access confidential emotional support for feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.


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.


For urgent psychological support, please call 0800 1381619.


For urgent housing support, please call 0808 800 4444.

Low mood can affect people’s thoughts. Some people become irritable, others may feel guilty or worthless. Sometimes depression makes everything feel harder to do, and people can feel isolated.

If this sounds like something you’re experiencing, these courses can help you.

They can help you understand how low mood and depression affects you and your family. You’ll also learn tools and develop strategies to help improve your overall wellbeing.

What Low Mood and Depression Courses do Help for Heroes Offer?

Courses are free and offered in two ways:

  1. Living with Low Mood and Depression -a group course run online via Microsoft Teams. Sessions are co-delivered by our own peer trainers and Recovery staff.
  2. Living with Low Mood and Depression: Self-Help Guide - an online self-help guide to work through at your own pace, any time.



  • Understanding low mood and depression and how it affects you.
  • The impact and effects of low mood and depression.
  • How to develop positive coping strategies.
  • How to manage low mood and depression effectively.

Course structure and duration

  • 1 x meet and greet session.
  • 2 x 2.5-hour modules. One module per week over two consecutive weeks.

How do I access the courses?

Living with Low Mood and Depression - the course

If you are already engaged with us, please speak to your point of contact within the Charity. They will be able to help book you onto our courses.

If you are not yet engaged with us, we’d love to welcome you.

Apply for course

Living with Low Mood and Depression - self-help guide

    With no need to book, this is an online self-help guide to work through at your own pace, any time.

    Living with low mood and depression

    Other ways we can help you with depression

    We provide a range of talking therapies to help veterans and their families with their mental health. These can be for many conditions, including depression, anxiety, anger, grief and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Mental health professionals in our Hidden Wounds Service have experience working with members of the Armed Forces community. They listen without making judgement and can help you work through anything you’re struggling with.

    Visit our Therapy Service page to learn more. 

    There are many veterans who suffer like me. This course changed my life. It can change yours too.”


    Low Mood and Depression Course