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Invictus Games: Help and support

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in the Invictus Games there are organisations that can help.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress provides a confidential mental health helpline for serving and ex-service men and women with PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders.
Phone: 0800 138 1619 (24 hours)

Visit Combat Stress website

PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution provides treatment to veterans and reservists to enable them to resolve the mental health problems associated with military trauma.

Phone: 0300 302 0551

Visit the PTSD Revolution website


Talking2Minds helps those suffering from PTSD or other severe stress related conditions and offer free therapeutic programmes to those most in need within the UK.

Visit the Talking2Minds website

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Foundation provides a guide to Mental Health problems, topical issues and treatment options via their website.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation website


Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day.

Phone: 116 123


Visit the Samaritans website

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

ABF The Soldiers' Charity provides support including grants to serving and retired soldiers and their families.

Phone: 020 7901 8900

Visit ABF The Soldiers' Charity website

BLESMA, The Limbless Veterans

BLESMA, The Limbless Veterans provides support to limbless serving and ex servicemen and women and their families.

Phone: 020 8590 1124

Visit BLESMA, The Limbless Veterans' website


CivvyStreet provides transition, learning and employment support for Service leavers and the ex-Service community.

Phone: 0800 009 8015

Visit the CivvyStreet website

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

The Defence Medical Welfare Service provides a confidential 24/7 welfare service in hospitals, rehabilitation and recovery centres across the UK, Germany and Cyprus.

Phone: 0800 999 3697

Visit The Defence Medical Welfare Service website

Felix Fund

Felix Fund can help any military personnel from any unit, serving or retired, who have conducted or assisted bomb disposal duties, and their families.

Visit the Felix Fund website

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes supports serving personnel and veterans of the British Armed Forces who have suffered injury or illness as a result of their military service. They also support close family members whose lives are affected.

Visit the Help for Heroes website

The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory provides an employability service for veterans with health issues, including support with CVs, job search and interview skills.

Phone: 0208 940 3305

Visit The Poppy Factory website

The RAF Benevolent Fund

The RAF Benevolent Fund provides a well-being service, practical, financial and emotional support to all RAF serving personnel past and present and their families.

Phone: 0800 169 2942

Visit The RAF Benevolent Fund website

Royal Air Forces Association

Royal Air Forces Association A network of more than 65,000 warm hearted, practical and highly trained members and volunteers who provide support for former RAF personnel and their families who are facing injury, bereavement, illness, loneliness, or financial difficulties.

Phone: 0800 018 2361

Visit the RAF Association website

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion provides care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families.

Phone: 0808 802 8080 (7 days 8am-8pm)

Visit The Royal British Legion's website

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust gives help, in cases of need, to serving and former members of the Royal Naval Family, their partners and children.

Phone: 02392 690112

Visit The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust website


SSAFA Forcesline provides practical support for serving and ex-service men and women and their families.

Phone: 0800 731 4880

Visit the SSAFA website

The Warrior Programme

The Warrior Programme runs residential programmes in London, SW and NW for veterans and adult Family Members of Veterans.

Visit The Warrior Programme website

Veterans Aid

Veterans Aid provides care and support to veterans in crisis, including homelessness, addiction and mental health.

Phone: 0800 012 6867

Visit the Veterans Aid website

Veterans UK

Veterans UK provides advice, assistance and support to the ex Service community.

Phone: 0808 1914 218

Visit the Veterans UK website