Armed Forces and Veterans

Op COURAGE is the NHS veterans' mental health service. In the South East referrals are processed and triaged by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire veterans can refer themselves to Op COURAGE directly or they can ask for their GP or health professional to refer on their behalf. To find out more or make a referral visit or call 0300 365 2000 (option 4).

NHS mental health services provide support for veterans.

NHS Serving personnel provides mental health services.

Combat Stress offers mental health self-help online, plus a helpline which provides advice and support for serving personnel and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 323 4444. Veterans and their families can call 0800 138 1619.

SSAFA mental wellbeing offers support and advice from the Armed Forces charity. It has a local SSAFA Hampshire branch.

Help for Heroes provides mental health and wellbeing advice and support.

The Royal British Legion offers physical and mental wellbeing information and advice. They also have a helpline and live chat.

Military Families advice is for young people, delivered by Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Anchoring Minds is an emotional wellbeing service from Solent Mind providing support in the community to Royal Navy and Royal Marine families in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport and the Isle of Wight, in partnership with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Solent NHS Trust.

Find out more about what other support is available to the armed forces community, including charities and services for families in Hampshire.

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