How we can help you

At Combat Stress we know that serving your country can take its toll. So we've used our expertise of supporting Veterans suffering from mental ill-health to provide a range of services to deliver support, advice and treatment wherever you are.

Combat Stress 24-hour Helpline

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The Combat Stress 24-hour Helpline is on 0800 138 1619, text 07537 404 719 (standard charges may apply for texts), or email

The Helpline is for the whole military community (serving personnel, and ex-Service men and women) and their families, looking for confidential and safe help and advice about Service-related mental health issues.


Community and Outreach support

Community Outreach

The Combat Stress Community and Outreach Service brings our expertise to you. We know that many Veterans also need help with the day to day stuff too - benefits entitlements money problems and the like, so we take a "whole person approach" to the care of Veterans with mental health problems.

Each community team is made up of a Regional Welfare Officer, a Community Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health Practitioner and a Desk Officer. Together they offer both practical and clinical support to Veterans and their immediate families, in their own homes and in local communities.

A lot of the staff in our Community and Outreach Teams are ex-Services themselves, like Regional Welfare Officer, Robert Lappin, were served in the Army for 20 years. They understand you and your needs because they have Served too. Find out about Robert's work in the community by clicking this link

More intensive treatment

We're experts in the treatment of Service-related mental health problems and provide specialist clinical treatment at our three short-stay residential Treatment Centres, in Shropshire, Surrey and Ayrshire. 

We also run a Well-being and Rehabilitation Programme - available to all Veterans receiving treatment in our short-stay centres, as part of a structured occupational therapy model. It includes employment mentoring; life skills workshops; social activities in the community; etc.

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The treatments that we use
PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme
Other Services