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Armed forces and veterans

Find support if you are in the Armed forces or are a veteran.

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Northern Ireland Veterans’ Support Office (NIVSO)

Support for veterans in Northern Ireland

Support and a signposting service for veterans in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland


Free support for veterans from the Ministry of Defence

Free support for veterans and their families, including a helpline, Veterans Welfare Service, Defence Transition Services and injury/bereavement compensation scheme payments.


X-Forces Enterprise

Helping armed forces start businesses

They support ex-forces and their families to start up businesses by providing them with training loans, mentoring, and support.


Veteran's Gateway

Signposting for veterans seeking support

Helpline open 24/7 along with a live chat and text-based services. Wide range of support signposted.


Combat Stress

UK Armed Forces and veterans helpline

If you’re serving or have served in the UK Armed Forces call us for free confidential advice and support if you’re having a tough time, trouble sleeping, flashbacks or feeling down.



Veterans and reserves mental health programme

Provides mental health assessment and advice for veterans (deployed since 1982) and reserves deployed overseas since 1 Jan 2003. Referrals via GP or self-referrals on exception.


Help for Heroes

UK charity for the armed forces community

Providing recovery and support for the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service no matter when they served. Helpline open Monday to Fri 9am – 5pm.



Health and wellbeing for armed forces

Providing lifelong support to serving men, women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families. Helpline open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

England, Northern Ireland, Wales

ABF The Soldier's Charity

Support from the army’s national charity

Provides support to soldiers veterans and their immediate families, including help with bereavement or traumatic loss, financial assistance, housing, isolation, education and employment training.


Haig Housing

Housing provider for ex-service personnel

Provides housing assistance to ex-service people and/or their dependants by providing tailored housing solutions for those that are severely wounded and disabled.



Housing and other support for veterans

Providing affordable high-quality housing and other support services to enable vulnerable and disabled veterans to lead fulfilling independent lives.


Scottish War Blinded

Scottish charity for veterans with sight loss

The service provides: rehabilitation and training to adapt to sight loss, grants for equipment to assist with independent living, funded respite care and more.


UK Veterans Hearing Help

Free hearing care services for UK veterans

Supporting veterans and improving their quality of life, by providing those who suffered a level of hearing loss whilst serving the best treatment and care they could wish for.


Rock 2 Recovery

Help manage stress – armed forces and veterans

Their mission is to save and change the lives of veterans and their families affected by stress by inspiring, coaching and motivating sufferers to a better reality.


RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity

Ex forces employment services

Provides life-long life-changing support, job opportunities and training to service leavers, veterans and reservists, irrespective of circumstances, rank length of service or reason for leaving.


Blindvetarans UK

Support for ex-service men and women with sight loss

Provides rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support.



Support to limbless and injured veterans

Supports serving and ex-Service men and women who have lost limbs or the use of limbs or eyes through rehabilitation activities and welfare support.


SMART Recovery

Free addiction recovery training and meetings

Local and online training and meetings for anyone looking to change theiraddiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others. Includes veteran specific and family and friends groups too.


Fishing for Forces

Fishing trips for those affected by operational duties

Enables veterans affected by operational duties to participate in fishing activities. Find fishing trips near you on the website.