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

The best thing to do in difficult times can be to get out of the house. Meet like-minded people. Take part in sport or an interesting hobby.

That’s why we run a range of sporting and social events across the UK for veterans and families, bringing people together where they live.

Through our Sport, Activity and Fellowship programme we do our best to offer something for everyone. Whatever your interests and abilities.

You could try swimming, walking, wheelchair rugby, model making, water sports, singing in a choir, photography, cookery, and a whole lot more.

Or, you might like to simply go for a brew and a chat.

You can meet others who understand what military life was like. And what life afterwards is like. People who understand what it’s like for families.

Because that’s their life too.

If you are a bit worried about meeting new people or trying something new, our team will be on hand to support you. We can help you enjoy the benefits of our activities and of getting involved.

All our sport and social activities are free.

SPORTS RECOVERY

Our sporting activities give people the chance to get active in a range of exciting and accessible ways. It’s a great way to get fit and healthy, while having a good time. You can have a go at an activity, try something new, build your skills and competitive edge.

You might like to join a team. To rekindle that feeling of camaraderie. To show the grit and determination from your time in service on the basketball court, rugby pitch, tennis court, or swimming pool.

Or you might like to take it a bit easier in good company and in beautiful surroundings.

Our community-based sport activity programme is UK-wide. We have something for people of all abilities, including adaptive sports.

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Social activities

There is a strong bond between people who served in the Armed Forces. It is a family. Getting together with people who truly ‘get it’, can make such a difference to your health and happiness.

Through our social activities you can meet other veterans and families wherever you live across the UK. You could also take up an interesting hobby, or simply meet people for a brew and a chat.

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GIVING BACK

Giving back to others can be the most rewarding feeling of all. That's why we offer people the chance to volunteer and help others get back into sport.

There are a range of ways you can play a crucial role in making our activities run smoothly.

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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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