Welfare and Support

Help and support from people who care

As well as the rewards and pleasures associated with military life, there are particular demands and challenges that come out of the special nature of life in the Armed Forces. There are many layers of welfare support available. Contact details are on the link below.
 
Also included is a brief history of the former WW2 Army Commando's Benevolent Fund, which is now managed by the Army Benevolent Fund.
 
Coronavirus
This is a particularly stressful time for everyone. In addition to the advice being given on national media you can of course still contact SSAFA’s Forcesline helpline either by phone (0800 731 4880) or live chat during office hours. If it is outside of office hours and you need to talk to someone contact the Samaritans on 116 123. They listen and won't judge or tell you what to do. 
 

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