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Combat Stress 

Combat Stress is a charity which supports veterans’ mental health, helping former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Treatment can be provided to veterans from every service and every conflict, in a range of settings, including phone, online and in the community or a specialist centre.

Mental health services for veterans | Combat Stress                                   


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Veterans Outreach Support

Provides a welcoming setting where UK veterans and family members can drop in for confidential, social and psychological support. 

Phone: 02392 731 767


Veterans Outreach Support | VOS ( 


Click below for the Veterans Outreach Support referral form:

VOS Referral Form


Op Courage

Helps Military veterans, reservists and serving personnel of the armed forces access mental health and well-being support.

Phone: 0300 365 2000 (option 4)

Veterans' Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (Op Courage) | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 


The Veterans Hub

The Veterans Hub was setup on the Isle of Wight to help relieve the hardship faced by veterans, currently serving personnel and family and friends, in respect of finance, trauma, isolation and well-being. 

Phone: 01983 615426


The Veterans Hub Isle of Wight CIC ( 


Defence Medical Welfare Service

DMWS is a charitable organisation that specialises in emotional and practical support when someone is in hospital, and when they are discharged but still receiving treatment. They will arrange to speak to the patient to help identify services and support, and enable referrals to a range of military and non-military organisations. Contact the Defence Medical Welfare Service by:

Phone: 01264 774000


DMWS – Defence Medical Welfare Service 


Help for Heroes                                

Provides recovery and support for members of the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service, no matter when they served. The charity’s aim is to empower veterans and service personnel to look beyond illness and injury. A wide range of services is offered, including emotional support, mental health and wellbeing, career recovery, welfare and financial advice.

Support for wounded veterans and families | Help for Heroes   


SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity

Provides lifelong support for veterans and their families. Trained SSAFA volunteers can provide practical, emotional and financial support if and when veterans need it, via a network of local branches means that help and advice is always close at hand.

Supporting older veterans | SSAFA


SSAFA Isle of Wight:

Isle of Wight | SSAFA

01983 615 379


The Royal British Legion

Provides lifelong support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and their families. Key services include household repairs, home adaptations, financial advice, care homes, dementia care, Admiral Nurses (dementia care) and a care phone service.                              

Royal British Legion | Armed Forces Charity 


The Royal British Legion Isle of Wight:

Homepage - Isle of Wight - (

Cowes, IOW – 01983 292921

Ryde, IOW – 01983 613302

Shanklin, IOW – 01983 862234

Ventnor, IOW – 01983 853905


Veterans’ Trauma Network

Provides specialist care to veterans with service-specific injuries. Veterans benefit from a personalised care plan implemented by top military and civilian trauma experts in health centres across England. 

Phone: 0208 548 7080

Referrals can be made at:


Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

The Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club is a growing network across the UK and Worldwide. Each group consists of veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces, who meet up for support, a chat and some breakfast!

Isle of Wight Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club – The Official Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs Network (

 01983 716 768


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