Mental Health – Helplines

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.

Op Courage: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

Op Courage is a new NHS service that provides specialist care for those Armed forces veterans suffering from a mental health crisis. The new service  combines the Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS), the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS) and the Veterans’ Mental Health High Intensity Service (HIS). This means that veterans can access the most suitable level of service for them across seven regions in England.

NHS Scotland – Veterans First Point

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by Veterans for Veterans and is staffed by an alliance of clinicians and Veterans. The service we provide is free at the point of access and provided as part of the NHS.

For general enquiries email V1P.Scotland@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk. Alternatively, further information and contact details of regional V1P services can be found on the where to find us page.

Northern Ireland Veterans Support Office

The VSO was established to develop the capacity to deliver the Armed Forces Covenant in Northern Ireland.

Contact VSO:

+44 (0) 7534 656823

Veterans Wales

A specialised, priority service for individuals who have served in the Armed Forces, at any time in their lives and who are experiencing mental health difficulties related specifically to their military service

Contact Veterans Wales by clicking the below link to find the appropriate health board.

Zero Suicide Alliance

The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) is a collaboration of National Health Service trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. We are an alliance of people and organisations coming together around one basic principle: Suicide is preventable   

Samaritans

Samaritans works to make sure there’s always someone there for anyone who needs someone.

  • Phone: 116 123
  • Open 24/7

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK are a charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774
(Monday to Friday, 09:30AM to 10PM – Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8PM)

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably for men aged 15 to 35
Phone: 0800 585858 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Men’s Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

MIND

A national charity that promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6PM)

No Panic

A voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks
and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). They offer a course to help people over come phobias and/or OCD

Phone 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6PM)