Empowering wellness for all

Help and support resources

Samaritans offer free confidential support 24/7 for those who need somebody to talk to / help in a crisis.  Call on 116 123 (Their number does not show on your phone bill ensuring confidentiality)

Samaritans Armed Forces Guide

 

Blurt A website dedicated to depression, it also has lots of useful resources available for self-care.

Big White Wall A online mental health community offering 1-2-1 therapy and support network.  Free for UK serving personnel, veterans and their families.

NHS A great website to find out about different health conditions as well as self-help guides for various things.

No Panic  A website that can offer support & advice on how to cope with those with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, panic disorder, OCD.

MIND  For lots of information about mental health including useful links and real life stories.

Alcoholics Anonymous A support group of men and women who share their experiences and strength with each other to help others to recover from alcoholism.

Frank 0800 77 66 00 Advice & information about substance misuse and mental health issues.

Gamblers Anonymous Offering support for men and women who are compulsive gamblers.  The website includes a forum, a chat room, literature and of course most importantly a meeting finder.

Cruse Bereavement Care 0808 808 1677 A free service which provides support for those who have experienced bereavement as adults and young people.  They also offer bereavement support specific for military families.

MoneyForce Provides information and resources on Budgeting, Debt, Savings, Planning and Financial Protection specifically for UK Service Personnel and their families

National Debtline Free and confidential debt advice service.

Beat A website with information around eating disorders. Useful with lots of links for local services etc

SEED Eating Disorder support service that provides advice and planning to beat eating disorders.

PANDAS Foundation (pre/post natal depression) Help, support and advice to any parent experiencing a perinatal
mental illness.

Relate Can help you make the most of couple and family relationships, past, present or future.  Provides help even if you’re not currently in a relationship.

National Self Harm Network  A fantastic website offering information & advice on self-harm.

Physical Health

NHS live well –  A website with tips, advice and tools to help you make the best choices about you health and wellbeing.

NICE Evidence based health and social care guidance 

Forces Wives Challenge Uniting the military family community through adventure and challenge.

Charities

Scotty’s Little Soldiers – The charity for bereaved British Armed Forces children.

RFEA have launched a programme to help the spouses and partners of serving and ex-Forces personnel into employment with the support of a dedicated Families Employment Advisor.

Families Fedearations: The 3 Service Families Federations (Army, Navy and RAF) are the independent voices of Service families.  Each offers independent and confidential advice on a range of issues and works to improve the quality of life for Service families.  They regularly engage with the chain of command, local authorities and government to represent the views of armed forces families.

SSAFA is the national charity supporting service personnel, veterans and their families.  SSAFA offers support to the community, whether at home, overseas or in an operational environment.

DMWS (Defence Medical Welfare Service) a registered charity that works for the MoD and with other charities to provide practical and emotional support to military personnel, their families and other entitled civilians when they’re in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres.

The whole weekend was organised well, and run by very experienced military wives in their field. I enjoyed everything that was on offer. It was a great mix of business learning, social fun and self care. I will definitely do it again and thoroughly recommend it. It was great to meet such a wonderful group of like minded women!

Sept' 19 retreat attendee

Listening to all the ideas and passion was inspirational. What a powerful, driven and compassionate group of ladies.

Helen Atkinson

Globally Wise