Veterans UK (part of MoD)

Free support for veterans and families. Telephone lines are open 08:00-16:00 Monday to Friday.

Telephone: 0808 1914 218 or 01253 866 043


The Veterans Charity

An immediate needs support charity for veterans battling hardship and distress (offers lots of practical support).

Telephone: 01271 37100

Royal British Legion

Veterans and serving personnel.

Telephone: 0808 802 8080 (open 08:00-20:00 daily)


For urgent housing support.

Telephone: 0808 800 4444


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123


Veterans Gateway

Veterans Gateway put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employ-ability, finances, personal relationships and more.

Telephone: 0808 802 1212

Text: 81212

Facebook: @veteransgateway

Twitter: @VeteransGateway


Op Courage

Op Courage launched in March 2021 by the NHS. This is a Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service which is an umbrella for services including: Veteran’s Transition, Intervention & Liaison Service (TILS)- Veteran’s Complex Treatment Service (CTS), High Intensity Service (HIS) – crisis in need of urgent care.

Telephone: 0300 323 0137

Website: NHS: Op Courage


Combat Stress

Charity for veterans’ mental health, can provide urgent psychological support. Their phone number is open 24 hours for veterans and families.

Telephone: 0800 138 1619

Help for Heroes

Armed forces, veterans and families.



For veterans and families, and has particular support for retirement age veterans too. Their telephone line is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00.

Telephone: 0800 260 6767 


A crisis text service for people in military community struggling and need immediate support to get through a crisis.

Text CONTACT to 85258

Armed Forces Charities

Contains database of Armed forces charities.


Top Tips for Veterans

Please see the top tips for veterans flyer put together by the Royal College of General Practictioners.

SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity

SSAFA help veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community and they rely on public donations to continue their work. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family and financial issues.

Telephone: 01773 828 116

Facebook: @SSAFADerbyshire

Twitter: @SSAFADerbyshire