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About us


About us

We are Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The work we do is life-changing and often life-saving. No one else does what we do.

Our unique services
We offer a range of treatment services in the community, at our specialist centres, on the phone and online, and we develop a personalised programme for each veteran's individual needs. Combat Stress provides the UK's only residential treatment for veterans with trauma-related mental health problems. Highly trained staff have specialist knowledge of veteran trauma. Our unique combination of psychological and psychiatric treatment, and occupational therapy benefits the most unwell veterans,
Our treatment is evidence based: our research study work with the King’s Centre for Military Health Research evaluates and demonstrates the effectiveness of our services. Nationwide, we have a unique peer support service, which is led by veterans for veterans.

Demand from veterans is growing
Since 1919 we have provided support to veterans from every Service and every conflict. We also support reservists and those from the Merchant Navy. On average, after leaving Service, it takes a veteran 12 years to ask for our help. Demand for our services has nearly doubled in the past ten years. 

Your donations help our veterans
We're dependent on donations for 80% of our income. For every £1 donated to Combat Stress, 84p is spent on vital treatment, care and support. Your donation will empower veterans, rebuild families and save lives. 

Our vision
Our vision is for all former servicemen and women with mental health problems to live full and meaningful lives.

Our mission
Our mission is to provide support and treatment to veterans with mental health problems to help them tackle the past and take on the future.

Our history

For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)