Armed forces, veterans and families

Other support organisations

Defence Discount Service

The service is home of the Defence Privilege Card, the vetted discount card that can be used in stores, restaurants, and venues to obtain armed forces discounts. The card provides discounts both online and on the high street for members of the armed forces, veterans and armed forces community.

Op COURAGE - veterans' mental health and wellbeing service

This is run by the NHS for those who have a concern about their mental health or of a family member who is a serving regular, reservist or veteran.

Help for Heroes

Provides free and confidential support to ex-service personnel, their families and the families of those still serving, who are living with anxiety, depression, stress, anger and aims to support ex-service personnel and their families to lead successful civilian lives.

The Ripple Pond

This is a self-help support network for the adult family members of physically, or emotionally injured service personnel, and veterans.

The Royal British Legion

This is a UK charity providing lifelong support for the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, reservists, veterans, and their families.


SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) helps with welfare advice and support, health and social care support and specialised support for bereaved families and those who are wounded, injured or sick.


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