Improving your mental health

Why does my mental health matter?

Many of us can struggle with anger, anxiety, depression and stress throughout our lives. However, when it feels overwhelming and it’s not addressed, it could not only affect your own life but the lives of your loved ones too. 

What can Help for Heroes do to help me?

If you are struggling with your mental health, our Psychological Wellbeing team is here to listen and help. Some of the free and confidential services we offer include:

  • Hidden Wounds Psychological Wellbeing service for Veterans and family members, nationally accessible by phone, Skype or face to face
  • Members of our Psychological Wellbeing Team on site at all of our Recovery Centres.
  • Psycho-educational courses for Veterans and families.
  • Mental health support on Help for Heroes activities and events


We work closely with, and in some cases fund, mental health services provided by organisations such as Combat Stress and the NHS, so if we can’t support you directly we’ll help you access the support that’s right for you.

Help for Heroes is proud to be a member of Contact, a collaboration of leading military charities working with the MOD and NHS to improve access for the Armed Forces Community to mental health support. Contact is a charity partner of Heads Together, a mental health campaign led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

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Do you get angry easily?

Help for Heroes

Our guide shows you how to recognise and cope with signs of anger.

Click here to read more.

Feeling down?

Help for Heroes

Learn about the symptoms of depression and ways to get support.

Click here to read more.

Are you easily stressed?

Help for Heroes

Find out how to manage stress levels and show more self-compassion.

Click here to read more.

Struggling to cope with anxiety?

Help for Heroes

Learn what causes anxiety and tips to help you cope.

Click here to read more.

Worried about drinking?

Help for Heroes

Find out more about your relationship with alcohol and how to get support.

Click here to read more.

Do you have sleepless nights?

Help for Heroes

To help you sleep better at night, read our top tips for managing insomnia.

Click here to read more.

Video Library

Our experts | recognising symptoms

Prince Harry meets Mark Caws

Hidden Wounds 2018 Feature Film

Hidden Wounds | Lou and Norman

Dan Grobler's story

Hidden Wounds | Get in touch

Hidden Wounds Case Study | Kerry

"My husband didn’t really notice any difference – but I did. It was about 18 months after he came back from Afghanistan. He was agitated and frustrated but we thought it was because of his back injury."

Help for Heroes gave Kerry and her husband Kenneth the tools to manage and deal with his PTSD, brought on by the experiences he went through during his time serving in the British military. Read Kerry's story here. 

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Blue Monday | Julie's story

Psychological Wellbeing support has helped Julie Cassidy gain the confidence to land her dream job and help support her family.

Julie Cassidy’s life was turned upside down when her husband Glyn’s military career was cut short after he was diagnosed with Triple Vessel disease and had to undergo an emergency quadruple heart bypass.

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