Lancaster residents can now help a veteran by enjoying a cuppa. Sharpe’s Café was officially opened on 5 March by Lady Jane Grosvenor and Phil Waterhouse, Commodore Royal Navy, Naval Regional Commander Northern England and Isle of Man.
FirstLight Trust is a veteran-led charity that aims to offer support to veterans as they transition into civilian life. ABF recently gave FirstLight Trust a grant of £20,000 towards support worker costs at their Lancaster Hub.
The ABF Soldier’s Charity provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. Each year, they support a wide range of front-line charities and specialist organisations, such as SSAFA, Combat Stress, Royal Star & Garter and the NSPCC, which deliver help on our behalf.
Men and women of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines serve their country, often at times of danger. Established in 1922, the RNBT helps non-commissioned Sailors, Marines and their families (The RNBT Family) throughout their lives. 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. They also help their partners, children and some others connected with them. Their beneficiaries are known collectively as The RNBT Family.
Are you struggling to cope? Are you brave enough to seek help? The NHS has dedicated veterans’ mental health services that are here to help. Mental illness is common and can affect anyone (even Serving and ex-members of the Armed Forces and their families). Whilst some people cope by getting support from their family and friends, or by getting help with other issues in their lives, others need clinical care and treatment.