Because of the unique challenges faced whilst in service, veterans can require specific mental health support services once they re-enter civilian life. The risks faced by veterans during active service can lead to a range of complex mental health issues including anxiety, PTSD, and alcohol use disorder.

PAPYRUS is always here for you, should you ever need us. Our HOPELINE247 service is an inclusive, non-judgmental space to talk openly and honestly about your thoughts of suicide.

We’re here for you from 9am to midnight, every single day of the year.

Call 0800 068 4141

Text 88247



Further help and support

Change Step Wales

Change Step offers effective support for veterans, their families and carers in Wales – enabling them to access vital support services and tackle serious stress and related issues.

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes is the leading armed forces and veteran’s charity in the UK helping wounded veterans and their families get on with their lives.


SSAFA exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

Veterans Aid

Veterans Aid’s activities revolve around helping ex-servicemen and women in crisis. Specifically, it deals with all the factors that contribute to crisis – significantly those leading to homelessness.

Veterans Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation is one of the country’s fastest-growing military charities.


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