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The Military Community

If you’re part of the military community, ex-military or a military family, there’s dedicated help and support available for you.

Are you feeling suicidal?

If you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide, don’t suffer alone. There is help available and it’s really important that you tell someone how you are feeling.

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Mental health and wellbeing service for veterans, provided by people who understand military life.

Cruse Bereavement Care - Military

A dedicated programme for military families who have lost someone who served in the Armed Forces.

Combat Stress

Specialist treatment and support for veterans. The 24-hour confidential helpline is there for veterans and their families.


An anonymous online community with trained professionals, available 24/7. It is free for members of the Armed Forces, veterans and military families and for people living in Stockport.

Broughton House Armed Forces Support Hub

Advice and support, including crisis help, for former members of the Armed Forces and their families.

SSAFA Forcesline

Confidential helpline and email service for those who are serving or have served in the military and their families.

Royal Air Forces Association

A charity that supports the RAF and their families. Also offer free online mental wellbeing training for non-serving members of the RAF family.

Walking with the Wounded

One to one private therapy for ex-service personnel through its Head Start programme. It also provides advice and support around a wide variety of issues, such as, employment, criminal justice and family. If you’re struggling, text Contact to 85258 any time, any day.

Veterans UK

The MOD’s dedicated veterans support organisation for veterans or anyone supporting a veteran, and their families. The Veterans Welfare Service is part of this and offers help and guidance either by telephone or face to face.

Wigan Borough Armed Forces Community HQ

A one stop centre providing advice and guidance for Armed Forces Serving Personnel, Veterans and their families in Wigan.

Forward Assist

Support, advice, guidance and advocacy for military veterans who are struggling to adjust to civilian life

Mode Rehabilitation

Providing psychological support to veterans and the general public. Specialising in addictions and complex mental health problems. Organised local meeting groups.

Background Circle
Background Circle

British Army: It's ok to not be ok. Ask for help.

Background Circle

Bereavement Support for the Military Community

Losing someone you know to suicide can be devastating and there are additional factors to consider if you are part of a military family.