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Signposting for those impacted by the events in Afghanistan

Category: Tips and Advice

Signposting for those impacted by the events in Afghanistan For some people in the Armed Forces community, serving, veterans, Regular, Reserve, civilian colleagues and families, the current situation in Afghanistan may be evoking difficult memories. Here are some of the many organisations, that are here to support.

MOD Support for Veterans

If you are struggling as a result of the recent events in Afghanistan, there is support available across the United Kingdom for veterans and those affected. Access MOD Support for Veterans

Defence Connect Intranet

For serving personnel and civilian staff, these pages on Defence Connect will help you get the right mental health and wellbeing support. Access the Defence Connect Intranet


For Army serving personnel and veterans, there is updated the information available on Army website. There’s always someone to talk to. Asking for help - Army

There is also further assistance available specifically for war veterans. Click here for more details.

SSAFA for bereaved families

For group support

All Call Signs and their Beacon Alert as well.

Access to healthcare

Having access to modern and advanced clinical care is essential. The National Health Service (NHS), Ministry of Defence (MOD), charities and welfare organisations are working together to provide this, wherever you are.

Find out about healthcare through the NHS for the armed forces families.

Mental health support for the armed forces community can be found on GOV.UK and NHS Choices.
The NHS can also provide mental health support through the Big White Wall service. This service is available for free to serving personnel, veterans and their families.

The Ministry of Defence has launched the defence people mental health and wellbeing strategy. It provides a renewed focus on promotion of mental health wellbeing and the prevention of mental ill health for serving personnel, veterans, families and MOD civil servants.


If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won't judge or tell you what to do. Samaritans Website Call 116 123 or email Jo at Samaritans, by clicking here.

Families Federations

Each service has an independent Families Federation, which can offer you support and advice. They work with your Service and every level of government as your advocate.

If you have concerns please get in touch with these organisations.

Support groups

Find out about the Family Support Groups available to you and your family.