Hidden Wounds Service
The Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds service can support you if you are wounded, injured and sick veteran or family member of a veteran or someone who is currently serving who are wounded, injured and sick, and are living with mental health and emotional difficulties such as anxiety, anger, low-mood and alcohol use and common mental health problems which are adversely affecting your quality of life.
We know many Veterans struggling with their mental health have never accessed support before. If you are the loved one of a wounded, injured or sick Veteran who hasn’t reached out, particularly if you are worried about the impact of your Veteran’s mental health on your own wellbeing, we’re here to offer free and confidential advice.
Support is delivered by phone, Skype or face to face.
Please note this is not an out-of-hours service. For immediate support, we encourage you to contact Combat Stress (0800 138 1619) or Samaritans (Freephone 116 123 ROI 1850 609090)
Service Personnel in need of psychological support should contact your Medical Officer or Unit Welfare Officer, or Help for Heroes to see if we can support you in other ways. Those in need of support for children under 18 or for complex issues, such as PTSD symptoms, can also get in touch and we’ll help you find an organisation that can help.
Help for Heroes is proud to be a member of Contact, a collaboration of state, charitable and support organisations working to improve mental health support to the Armed Forces community.