We understand that the current events in Afghanistan may be distressing and triggering to serving personnel, veterans and families in the Armed Forces community. We'd encourage you to reach out to your local branch and discuss how you're feeling with your oppos. The Royal Naval Association community are a support system during hardship for anyone associated with the Armed Forces, providing much needed camaraderie and shared experiences. Please don't suffer in silence.
We’d also like to encourage anyone struggling at this time to make use of the wealth of support services available through partner charities and organisations, as listed:
24/7 Support from advisors on 0808 802 1212
Mental health services for veterans | Combat Stress
24 hr Helpline: 0800 138 1619 is available to all veterans and their families for confidential mental health advice and support.
Op Courage – NHS Mental Health services
Help for Heroes
Hidden Wounds Service | Help for Heroes
Specific support in Scotland
Specific support in Wales
Specific support in Northern Ireland