Right now, we're helping almost 6,000 UK Veterans get their lives back. If you are suffering mental ill-health caused by military service, we can help you too.
We are the leading Veterans' mental health charity in the UK providing treatment for ex-Service personnel suffering with mental ill-health including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, where you Served, or whether you saw combat - we may be able to help. If you are the loved one or carer of an ex-Service man or woman, there's support for you too.
Please click through the sections to the left to find out more about mental health, the symptoms of trauma as well as our services in your community and our treatment centres. For further information about services near you, please get in touch using this link.
Our 24-Hour Helpline is there for you when you need to speak about mental health. If you are a Veteran, a serving member of the Armed Forces, reservist or a family member then please call on 0800 138 1619.
In this video, veteran Tom Stimpson describes his first visit to Combat Stress.
Here are the experiences of Veterans who we have worked with:
Symptoms of Trauma
Do you recognise any of this behaviour?
Do you feel numb and empty? Are you suffering from panic attacks, anxiety, depression, mood swings, or misusing alcohol, drugs, gambling and / or food...Your mental health
Call our 24-Hour Helpline on 0800 138 1619
Don’t feel you’re alone – if you serve, or have served your country, as a regular or reservist, our 24-hour Helpline can provide confidential advice on mental health problems and how to get help. If you’re a family member or carer worried about a loved one, you can call the Helpline too.
Combat Stress 24-hour Helpline: 0800 138 1619, text: 07537 404 719(standard charges may apply for texts), or email: email@example.com
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