A steer in the right direction…

As serving personnel, service leavers or veterans there are a range of challenges that life throws at us or can take us by surprise. We are not experts, so we partner with those who are. We believe that speaking to someone or seeking advice is the first positive step to overcoming challenges. Below are a list of useful links to start this process

For INSTANT HELP call 116 123

Samaritans: If you experience a mental health crisis (when you no longer feel able to cope or are not in control of your situation) - please call 116 123 for free.

Mental & Physical Health

Contact a Friend

Family, friends, colleagues or ex-service personnel can provide a great source of support. Call a friend or connect with an Association member through our Walk And Talk activity.

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Mental Health

My Black Dog

My Black Dog is a charity that offers peer-to-peer support for people who are struggling with their mental health. All of our volunteers are people who have lived experiences of their own mental health battles and understand what you are going through. We are FREE and ONLINE via our chat service every day. When you don't know who to talk to, talk to someone who gets it.

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Physical Health

Physical Health Advice For Veterans

Information and useful services for veterans seeking physical health support…

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Financial Advice

Financial And Money Advice For Veterans

Financial advice for veterans seeking support…

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First Military Recruitment

As a Veteran owned and predominantly Veteran staffed business, First Military Recruitment are a trusted partner with a mission to identify the very best ex military and defence sector talent that is on the market. With in excess of 100 years military experience in the company we are quite rightly proud of being the most experienced ex-military recruiters in the UK.

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Travel Advice

Veterans Railcard

The Veterans Railcard is for anyone who has served at least one day in the UK Armed Forces who have seen duty on military operations. This will save veterans a third off most rail ticket prices. This is designed to make it easier for veterans to connect with family, friends and explore professional opportunities. The Veterans Railcard costs £30 for 1 year and £70 for 3 years and can benefit one adult companion and up to 4 children.

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Housing Advice

Housing Advice For Veterans

Housing advice for veterans seeking support…

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General Advice

Service Leavers Guide

The Ministry of Defence have produced this booklet to provide help and advice on a range of topics for those who plan to transition to civilian life, giving useful information on the help you can get and steps you should take.

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