The European Joint Support Unit Welfare Support page has links to a selection of organisations and services whose aim is to help families and individuals in need of support with child welfare, family and personal issues.
MOD Support Networks
The Army Welfare Service
The AWS provides Personal Support with matters such as: Domestic Abuse, Child & Adult Safeguarding, Bereavement, Relationship Difficulties, Stress & Anxiety Management, Emotional Wellbeing, and Signposting. For all Personal Support enquiries and referrals please contact the Intake and Assessment Team (the AWS welfare single point of contact) on:
RC-AWS-IAT-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk or 01904 882053 (civ) / 94777 3053 (mil).
Royal Air Force Families Federation
The RAF Families Federation provide practical support and advice and is an independent voice for all personnel (single, married or in a partnership) and all of your families.
They work to improve quality of life, resolving problems that arise from having a mobile lifestyle, ensuring that you and your family are treated fairly and do not face disadvantage because of the unique nature of service life.
Naval Families Federation
The Naval Families Federation is a totally confidential service who understand the challenges of Navy life. Whether you need help with Schools, finances, a posting, relationships, health or your future. Their vision is for all Naval Service families to have their views heard, feel valued and be treated with fairness and respect.
Army Families Federation
AFF is the independent voice of Army families and works hard to improve the quality of life for Army families around the world.
If you need to speak with someone and you are not sure who this should be please contact the NS FPS Portal who will assess your requirements and provide support around you individual needs. You can get in contact by email or using the telephone number below.
Phone 0044 (0)23 9272 8777 Freephone 0044 (0)800 145 6088
SSAFA – SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity
Our support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served.
How we help – SSAFA helps the armed forces community in a number of ways and our focus is on providing direct support to individuals in need of physical or emotional care.
Royal Air Force
The Royal Airforce Community Support Team can provide advice to partners and families of the RAF serving communities.
Forces Connect App can be found on Google play and Apple store (Search for Forces Connect)
The Royal British Legion
Walking with the wounded – supports injured veterans who have served in the Armed Forces and their families, empowering them to regain their independence
Combat Stress for Veterans – The UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health
The Veterans Charity – Immediate needs support for Veterans
Headfit – an be accessed 24/7 and provides self-help assistance that can enhance mood, drive and confidence. The tool aims to help defence people manage anxiety and stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic alongside the stresses of everyday life
Combat Stress Mental Health Helpline – 24/7 – 365 Days a year
Tel: 0800 138 1619 Text: 07537404719
Samaritans is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (response time 24 hours)
Samaritans Self Help App: https://selfhelp.samaritans.org/
Arora New Dawn is a registered charity giving safety, support, advocacy, and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking.
Tel: 02394 216 816
National Debtline provide free and independent debt advice online and over the phone, Mon – Fri 0900 -2000, Sat 0930 – 1300.
Tel: 0808 808 4000
Mind – the Mental Health Charity provide a wealth of information to support individuals who are concerned about their Mental Health with a helpline open Mon – Fri 0900 – 1800 (not open Bank holidays)
Tel: 0300 123 3393
Togetherall offers online support for those in Psychological distress
Drinkaware offers an online chat facility
Money Force offers financial and employment support: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-support/financial-and-employment-support
Welfare Housing – Contacts Directory
Royal Navy – Family and People Support
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