Useful Links and Support

Although we have made every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, NEVMHN is not responsible for for the content of external Internet sites.

Armed Forces Day 2015

Show your support for our armed forces and view events near you on Saturday 27th June 2015

ABF

Army Benevolent Fund, The Soldiers' Charity, giving lifetime support to serving and former soldiers and their families. Includes making grants to individuals and specialist charities that help ex-soldiers and their families.

AFF

Army Families Federation is the voice of the Army family. It empowers and acts as an advocate and an independent expert witness to promote a quality of life which reflects the military covenant.

BEWSA

Promote well-being and rehabilitation of disabled ex-Service personnel through sports and sports medicine.

Big White Wall

On-line support service supported by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust that provides a safe, anonymous community where you can share how you feel with others and offer mutual support and get mutual support.

Blind Veterans

Support for blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women.

BLESMA

Support to limbless Service and ex-Servicemen and women and their families.

Colchester Mind works to improve the lives of people from all sectors of society experiencing mental health problems and seeks to achieve this through providing a variety of services and activities and through campaigning and awareness raising. Colchester Mind provides placements for social work students. Our aim is work collaboratively with partners and the majority of our services are in partnership with statuary and third sectors organisations. More recently we have extended our services and we are now commissioned to provide services in the North East Essex area including Tendring.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress provides effective treatment and support, delivered by qualified and understanding professionals, to Veterans of the UK Armed Forces who are suffering from mental ill health.

Counselling Directory

Here at Counselling Directory, we know how important it is to find the perfect counsellor, and we are dedicated to making that process as simple as possible, providing individuals in need with all of the information they require to make the most well informed decisions.

Essex County Council - The Essex Armed Forces Community Covenant (EAFCC)

The Essex Armed Forces Community Covenant (EAFCC) is looking to bring together the range of excellent work being done across the county to support the armed forces community and to build stronger relations with the civilian population.

Gardening Leave

To improve the mental and physical well-being of ex-Service personnel using Horticultural Therapy in walled gardens

Healthwatch Norfolk

Healthwatch Norfolk is the consumer champion for health and social care in the county. We are an independent organisation but we have statutory powers. The people who make decisions about health and social care in Norfolk have to listen to you through us.  They are currently running a Veterans Project until November 2015 - see website for full details.

H4H

Help for Heroes - Practical, direct support for war wounded, largely a fund-raising organisation.

NFF

The Navy Families Federation offers an independent voice to Royal Naval and Royal Marines personnel and ALL members of their extended family. The NFF can provide support and guidance on day to day issues that occur as a result of being part of a Naval Service family. The NFF has direct access to the Chain of Command, the MOD and the Government. The organisation ensures that the unique challenges faced by Naval Service families are considered in the ‘purple arena’ and when policies are reviewed

North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

We provide mental health, substance misuse and social care services and support for over 23,600 individuals and their families in north Essex.

Outside The Wire

A bespoke alcohol and drug service offering confidential advice and support to current and ex HM Forces personnel and their families across Norfolk

RFEA

Part of the Career Transition Partnership. To help men and women of all ranks leaving the Armed Forces to find and remain in employment throughout their working lives.

RAF BF

The RAF's leading welfare charity, providing practical, financial and personal lifetime support to all members of the RAF family whether serving or veterans and their families.

RAF FF

Represents the views and concerns of RAF personnel and their families to those who can make a difference, for example senior RAF and MoD staff and Ministers. The RAF FF is outside the chain of command and can promise an independent and confidential service

RM Assoc.

Maintains and promotes esprit de corps and comradeship amongst all Royal Marines, past and present.

RNBT

Exists to serve the men, women and families of the RN and RM at times of need throughout their lives

Veterans UK - Formerly the Service Personnel & Veterans Agency

Veterans UK is part of Defence Business Services (DBS) within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and administers the Armed Forces Pension Schemes serving around 900,000 members of the Armed Forces community. It also administers compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service and provides a package of welfare support for veterans via a national Veterans Welfare Service and veterans helpline facility. DBS operates from eight main sites - Abbey Wood, Cheadle Hulme, Glasgow, Gloucester, Gosport, Liverpool, Norcross and York.

SSAFA Forces Help

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help provides practical support to those that serve, those who used to serve and the families of both.

The Invicta Foundation

The Invicta foundation is a new charity that is initially raising money to build a new house for recovering service personnel, which will offer the families of wounded serviceman time to come to teams with their injuries.

To find news about the Forces & Families Advice Bureau, click here or to contact them, ring 01206 617001 or email The Invicta Foundation.

RBL

Caring and campaigning for the serving and ex-Service community.

The Samaritans 116 123

Provide confidential service which allows you to talk to someone, whatever you are going through

SPACES

The Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, is designed to help single ex-regulars find appropriate accommodation when they leave the services. Through this service the project reduces the likelihood of ex-Service personnel becoming homeless orsleeping rough after discharge.

Veterans Aid

Veterans Aid is a charity that operates by addressing an individual’s most immediate needs as rapidly as possible. It understands that ‘big picture’ problems like homelessness or addiction don’t happen overnight or as a result of military service; they are the consequence of incremental misfortunes that chip away at confidence, self-esteem and ability to cope with life’s everyday pressures.

Mind Professionals

Mind Professionals has earned an enviable reputation as THE Specialist Staffing Consultancy for forward thinking specialist health professionals caring for those with Mental Illness; Physical, Neurological or Psychological Disability – professionals passionate for the therapeutic success of their unique skills.