“I am clear that we can take great pride in the personal commitment
of those who fought in Afghanistan and, equally importantly,
their steadfast families over all these years.”
Chief Executive, Major General (Ret’d) Martin Rutledge

If you or someone you know has been affected by recent events in Afghanistan, help is available.

Our charity remains in close contact with the Army, the Ministry of Defence and the wider sector to ensure varied support is available for the Army community, including those struggling as a direct result of the Afghanistan conflict.

Immediate support
If you are in crisis and require urgent support, please call 999 or contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or jo@samaritans.org.

If you are a veteran in the UK or overseas, you can contact Veterans’ Gateway  on 0808 802 1212, or visit the website for advice and signposting to further support.

Veterans and their families in England can be referred to specialist NHS Op Courage services by their GP.

In Wales, you can reach out to Veteran Therapists in each Local Health Board through Veteran Wales.

Veterans in Scotland can access veteran-led mental health and welfare support through Veterans First Point, part of NHS Scotland.

Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Veterans’ Support Office links individual veterans, veterans’ groups, statutory and non-statutory bodies, and charities supporting veterans in Northern Ireland.

Other services

SSAFA Forcesline
Forcesline, operated by our partner charity SSAFA, offers a free and confidential helpline that provides a supportive ​listening and signposting service for serving and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Combat Stress
Our long-standing partner Combat Stress offers confidential advice and support about Service-related mental health issues for the whole military community.

Assistance for those in Afghanistan

Please find support, resources and information for those in Afghanistan below:

Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy

Resettlement routes for Afghan nationals

UK support to resettle Afghan nationals – ARAP scheme