Support Available to Veterans and Serving Military Personnel



Immediate Support

If you require urgent and immediate support, you can contact Samaritans on 116 123 or jo@samaritans.org

England

Veterans and their families in England can be referred to specialist NHS Op Courage services by their GP.

Wales

In Wales, you can reach out to Veteran Therapists in each Local Health Board through Veteran Wales.

Scotland

Veterans in Scotland can access veteran-led mental health and welfare support through Veterans First Point, part of NHS Scotland.

Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Veterans’ Support Office links individual veterans, veterans’ groups, statutory and non-statutory bodies, and charities supporting Veterans in Northern Ireland.

UK-wide

Anyone in the UK or overseas can also contact the Veterans’ Gateway helpline on 0808 802 1212, or visit the website for advice and signposting to further support, including for families and the bereaved. Their website contains both a large list of charities who can help, and a self help tool for information and advice on a range of subjects including housing, finances and mental wellbeing.

Links to assistance for those in Afghanistan

Support is available for individuals in Afghanistan seeking assistance. Please click here for further information.

Other Organisations

A number of UK charities provide support for serving personnel, veterans, and their families. We have listed a few below. If you can't find what you're looking for or you have any other queries, email us at info@waterloouncovered.com and we will try our best to point you in the right direction.

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ABF The Soldiers' Charity give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need.

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Blesma, The Limbless Veterans helps all serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.
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Care for Casualties was initiated in early 2009 to raise funds in order to assist those members of the Rifles Regimental family who were found to be in need, arising predominantly as a result of the Regiment's almost continuous involvement in enduring operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Blind Veterans UK helps ex-Service men and women of every generation rebuild their lives after sight loss. Since 1915 they have provided rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to tens of thousands of blind veterans.

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Help for Heroes supports Serving and Reservist Personnel and Veterans who have suffered injuries or illness as a result of their service to the Nation. The Charity also helps their close family and dependents.

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The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
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The Veteraneninstituut is responsible for an important part of the Dutch veterans policy. The institute offers help to Dutch veterans and their family members. They also acquire and disseminate knowledge about subjects that are of importance to veterans and promotes scientific research into this.
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Established in 2010, Walking With The Wounded supports a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment.