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.

Does your pain make everyday tasks difficult? 

Do you feel it often makes your life a struggle?

This course is designed to help you understand more about what pain is.

You’ll learn about how your body and mind work together when you experience pain, and understand how this results in the pain you have.

This course will give you the confidence and skills to talk about your pain, and understand how you can make positive steps to live with and beyond your pain.

What Pain Courses do Help for Heroes Offer?

Living with and beyond your pain- this free group course is run online via Microsoft Teams. Sessions are co-delivered by our own peer trainers and Recovery staff.

What will I learn?

  • Understanding what is happening when you experience pain.
  • How to identify your own responses to pain and the different coping strategies you can apply.
  • Exploring how to talk about your pain.
  • Recognising your role in your pain management.
  • Discover alternative practices and resources you can use as part of your daily pain management.

Please note

This course looks at how your pain experience can affect your whole body. It is not designed to replace the treatment or interventions you are receiving but aims to complement the support you access from your healthcare provider. It will provide you with new knowledge, exercises and activities to support you to live with and beyond your pain.

Living with and Beyond your Pain has been co-produced with ‘Breathe and Recover’

Course structure and duration

  • 1 x meet and greet session.
  • 5 x 3-hour modules plus one 3.5-hour module. One module per week over six consecutive weeks.

      How do I access 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

      Other ways we can help you with pain

      Does your injury or medical condition make everyday tasks a struggle? Is pain making sleep impossible? Has your mobility made you a prisoner in your own home? 
      If so, we can help.

      Our nurses and occupational therapists have experience working with veterans, and many have served in the Armed Forces. They understand your background and can support you to create a healthcare plan that improves your quality of life.

      For more information visit our physical health page.

      I’ve attended other pain management courses before, but this one offered a wealth of new information.”


      Pain Course