Now entering its eighth year, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s partnership with relationship counselling service Relate has been so successful the service is being extended to include veterans and their partners.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity have recently awarded Changing Lives a grant of £65,000 towards the cost of running and developing their specialist residential veterans support at both Brims and Bibby House.
Changing Lives provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and their families, every month. Through their pioneering and innovative work, they help people to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.
Combat Stress and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have announced a new partnership to provide an out of hours mental health helpline to serving personnel.
From midday on Sunday 25 February servicemen and women will now have a new number to use when calling the Combat Stress helpline. The MOD will support the new number with the biggest internal marketing campaign on mental health they’ve ever run.
New research published by SSAFA, The Armed Forces charity, has revealed that less than 1% of the personnel currently serving in the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces or veterans would seek help from a charity if they found themselves in need.
SSAFA, the oldest, national, tri-service military charity in the UK which has provided support to serving personnel, veterans and their families for more than 130 years, has revealed that those who are serving and who have served in our Armed Forces can find it extremely challenging to admit that they have a problem and cannot cope alone.
The Soldiers Charity exist to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families.
They support up to 100 front line charities and specialist organisations – such as SSAFA, Combat Stress, Royal Star & Garter and the NSPCC – to deliver help on our behalf. They also make direct grants to some 5,000 individuals, ranging in age from 6 months to 105 years old.