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Friday 02 September 2016

Help for Heroes - Helping Veterans and families improve their mental wellbeing

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: General

We provide free and confidential wellbeing support to Veterans, their families and the families of those currently serving who are struggling with everyday issues like anxiety, depression or anger. Our service has received almost 1,000 individuals in its first two years.

We do not treat PTSD, but refer veterans with potentially more serious issues such as this to the NHS and Combat Stress.

To get in touch with our friendly and expert team to find out how we can help you, please click here.

On-site support for wellbeing

We have a team of Psychological Wellbeing Advisors on-site at our Recovery Centres, offering therapeutic support to residents and day visitors. They provide evidence-based interventions which are overseen by consultant clinical psychologists with many years of experience within the NHS and other services.

Finding the Right Support

We identify if someone needs more specialist support than Help for Heroes can offer, assist them in accessing appropriate help and then follow-up to ensure they are getting what they need.

To do this, we work closely with our partner organisations who deliver more complex support, such as for PTSD, including the NHS and Combat Stress.

We are committed to improving access to evidence-based and effective mental health support to all those members of the Armed Forces community who are in need of it.

Help for Heroes has provided funding to a number of mental health organisations. These include Walking with the Wounded and a recent grant of £1m to Combat Stress.

 Mental Health Support for Service Personnel

The MOD provides all mental health support to those who are currently serving. To find out more about the support available, we recommend you contact your Unit Welfare Officer or Medical Officer.


We are part of Contact, a collaboration of Walking With The Wounded the NHS, the MOD, academics at Kings College London and established military charities working together to improve access for the Armed Forces community to the best possible support.