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

Do you want to meet up with other veterans and families? Be with people who understand you, who’ve shared your life experiences?  

We run a variety of inclusive and accessible sports, activities, social groups and events across the UK, as well as online, so you can do just that.

Who is it for? 

It’s for you. 

It doesn't matter when, where, or for how long you served.

We support every veteran who served in the British Armed Forces, either as a Regular or Reserve, as well as anyone who has served under UK Command.  

And we support families and carers too. 


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Help for Heroes Cafes

Not sure where to start? Try dropping into one of our cafes. You can connect with other veterans and families, and, if you like, chat to our team about the support, services and events we offer. No questions asked, no obligation to sign up for support. Just drop by. 

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Activities in your Area

You’ll find an exciting and varied programme of local events running in your community. From gym sessions to swimming. Walking to wheelchair rugby. Model making to cookery and a whole lot more.  

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CHOIR

Our Choir has helped many people on their recovery journey. It’s welcoming, fun and uplifting. Singing in a choir has proven physical and mental health benefits. Our Choir rehearses online and in person with the support of a professional musical director. There are opportunities to take part in concerts for those who want to.

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Community Sports Series

Our Community Sports Series events give you the chance to try a range of inclusive, accessible activities that help you connect with like-minded individuals and get active in sports.
Challenge yourself, get competitive, or simply enjoy taking part. 

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Coaching Academy

Our Coaching Academy, run in partnership with national governing bodies and coaching organisations, enables you to train for your own sports coaching qualification. You'll develop the knowledge, leadership and communication skills to inspire and mentor other veterans, helping them discover a passion for sport.

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Ready to take the next step?

If you're new to Help for Heroes and would like to join activities in your area, you'll need to go through our ask for help process. No stress, our friendly support team will be in touch, and they'll help you get signed up. 

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