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Combat Stress

When you are having a tough time, we’re there to help you tackle the past and help you to take on the future.
All our services are free of charge to veterans.

Our 24-hour Helpline is on hand to provide confidential mental health advice to all current and former military personnel as well as families and carers. Call 0800 138 1619, text 07537 404 719 (standard charges may apply for texts), or email helpline@combatstress.org.uk.

Re-Unite

Location: National 

Threshold works in a holistic way to support vulnerable and socially excluded people to achieve their individual goals at their own pace in their own communities. Threshold has a strong track record of delivering services to both offender groups and vulnerable people. The Re unite programme fits well with the services already offered by Threshold, including well-established women's services, supported housing schemes, floating support and other services across Greater Manchester.

 
  • Address: 119-125 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7RL
  • For more information:
  • Contact: Jason McKenna
  • Telephone: 0161 652 9584
  • Visit: http://www.re-unite.org.uk/where-we-work
  • Email: JasonMcKenna@thp.org.uk

ABF The Soldiers Charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity - The National Charity of the British Army. Here for soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families, for life.  We give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. We make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world. We take pride in being responsive, making a difference at a critical point in peoples’ lives. We have been doing this since 1944, working with veterans of every conflict, and we envisage continuing doing so for the ‘long haul’ – supporting all future generations of our soldiers and their dependants.

Aggies

Aggie Weston’s is here to help serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and their families. We provide pastoral support around the country, and enable families to stay connected through projects.


Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

Since our foundation in 1919, the RAF Benevolent Fund has been there, through thick and thin, supporting the RAF Family. We are an independent charity and receive no regular Government funding. We rely entirely on your support to continue our work. 

Our principal activities are the following:

  • To provide assistance to the RAF Family, when they are in need.
  • To maintain and preserve the RAF Memorial in London on behalf of the nation.
  • To support the morale and wellbeing of the serving RAF.
  • To be responsible for the Bomber Command Memorial in central London.

We provide a spectrum of services that range from our Airplay programme supporting children growing up on RAF stations, to relationship counselling for RAF couples and respite breaks for RAF families and veterans. We also support members of the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) (including members of the Combined Cadet Force RAF component) if they are injured whilst on duty.


Royal Air Forces Association

The Royal Air Forces Association is committed to providing confidential, professional and fair services to members of the wider RAF family from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran and their families. Ongoing training and support for welfare volunteers and staff ensures services are consistent and of the highest possible standard. All will be treated with dignity and respect at all times. oday, there are over 1.5 million people in the RAF family who are either serving or who have served in the RAF (whether as a regular or reservist) and their spouses, partners or dependent children. We know family doesn’t stop there, so for some of our work we also count parents and close relatives, air-minded youth organisations, contractors and civil servants supporting the RAF as part of the family. You do not need to be a member to receive our help.
 

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

RNBT gives help, in cases of need, to serving and former Royal Naval ratings and Royal Marines other ranks, which includes Reservists; they are known as Primary Beneficiaries. We also help their partners, children and some others connected with them. Our beneficiaries are known collectively as The RNBT Family.

British Legion

We help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. We also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.
 

ssafa

In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.
 

The Not Forgotten Association

We support any serving man or woman who is wounded, injured or sick and any veteran of any age with a disability, illness or infirmity; whatever the cause and whenever it arose. Any serving or former member of The Royal Navy, The Royal Marines, The British Army, The Royal Air Force and The Merchant Navy, both Regular and Reserve Forces, may be eligible for our help. Our motto ‘From Comradeship To Challenge’ illustrates the variety and breadth of the support we offer. Some of our activities provide a physical challenge and the opportunity to develop self-confidence, others are of a more social nature aimed at fostering camaraderie and friendship; many offer both challenge and comradeship. Each of our events and activities is intended to restore confidence, enhance wellbeing, boost morale and improve the chances of the service man or woman and their family enjoying a normal, if not better, life.


The League of Remembrance

We provide direct, practical and enduring support to Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force veterans, their widows and dependents, and retired nurses.  There are no barriers to receiving this support – as long as you meet the eligibility criteria, and are willing to get stuck in and help your community through voluntary work, we will support you. hat we can help as many as possible UK Armed Forces veterans, their widows and dependents, and retired nurses to find a purpose in life if they need it, to enjoy lasting good health and personal well-being, and to continue to help their local communities and social institutions.


Blesma

Enabling limbless veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans aims to:

  • Be relevant to every limbless veteran and their family

  • Be a strong advocate on behalf of Members

  • Ensure Members’ needs are met

  • Draw on our history and heritage to build a successful future for our Members

  • Be supported and cherished by Members

  • Retain its position as the expert armed forces charity on living with limb loss

    Telephone: 020 8590 1124 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
    Email: ChadwellHealth@blesma.org
    Visit: https://blesma.org/


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