Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans of the UK Armed Forces,providing free specialist evidence based clinical treatment and support to ex-servicemen and women as well as members of the Reserve Forces across the UK with mental health conditions. They have more than 6,000 veterans registered with us.
They treat conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. They provide a range of free services including short-stay clinical treatment, a specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme, Occupational Therapy, Community support and a free 24-hour Helpline. They have three treatment centres within the UK where they deliver treatment programmes: Ayrshire, Shropshire and Surrey. In total, they spend £15 million a year delivering their unique range of specialist treatment and support.
On average, it takes 12 years after leaving the Armed Forces for veterans to contact Combat Stress for help, by which time their condition is often highly complex. For more information visit their website combatstress.org.uk. Their free 24-hour Helpline is available on 0800 138 1619.