Useful Contact numbers for Veterans

In case of a crisis or emergency over the Easter period, please contact the numbers/websites below for advice or support.

⦁ Samaritans - freephone 116 123 ROI 1850 609090 (24/7) or ⦁ email – to access confidential emotional support for feelings of distress, despair or suicide thoughts

The Silver Line (For older people) - Phone: 0800 470 8090 (24 hours a day)-

⦁ Big White Wall – a safe online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues. Free for serving personnel, veterans, family members and carers

 Shout - a crisis text support service for people in the military community who are struggling and need immediate support to get through a crisis. Text CONTACT to 85258. ⦁ #TextCONTACT85258

 Forcesline - telephone helpline: 0800 7314880 (Monday – Friday 10.30 – 19.30) or ⦁ email. For serving personnel, former members of the Armed Forces and their families

⦁ NHS 111 – to access medical help fast but when it’s not a 999 emergency, telephone 111 (available 24 hours). To access information from the NHS on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living following the link to ⦁ NHS Choices

⦁ Veterans UK - to seek information on claiming AFCS, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Medical Discharges and Pension Forecast Requests 

Mental Health Crisis Cornwall - 0800 038 5300
Harbour Drug and Alcohol Service - 01752 434343
First Response (if experiencing mental health crisis) - 0800 923 9323
Plymouth Food Bank - 01752 254981
Refuge - 01752 562286
Shelter - 0300 3301234
Talk to FRANK - 0300 1236600
Derriford Hospital - 01752 202082
West Country Dental Care – 0333 4050290
Southwest Water - 0344 3462020
Gas – Transco - 0800 111999
Electricity - Western Power Distribution - 08006783105
CALM - Phone 0800 585858, 7 days a week 5pm till 12pm, 365 days a year 
MIND - Phone: 0300 123 3393 (24hrs) - 

Respect - Respect operates two domestic abuse helplines; The Respect Phoneline and the Men’s Advice Line Respect Phoneline Call: 0808 8024040 or visit: Respect Men's Advice Line Call: 0808 8010327 or visit: Sane Charity crisis support between 4.30pm and 10.30pm 365 days per year on 0300 034 7000 

Combat Stress - Free 24 hr, 365 days a year. Veterans and their families: 0800 138 1619 Serving personal and their families: 0800 323 4444 Text: 07537404719 / Email:

- Rehab 4 Addiction - Rehab 4 Addiction helps you connect with more than 70 addiction treatment providers located across the United Kingdom and abroad. Find treatment clinics in your local area now.
0800 140 4690


Freephone 116 123
ROI 1850 609090 (24/7)
or email

To access confidential emotional support for feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Support for Veterans and Armed Forces Communities

The Royal British Legion | We support the Armed Forces community

The Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. And we’re not going anywhere.

Support for Veterans and Armed Forces Communities

UK Armed Forces & Military Veterans Charity | Help for Heroes

We provide lifelong support to Service Personnel and Military Veterans with injuries, illnesses and wounds sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.

UK Dental Resources

We provide medically accurate content in the dentistry field, including cosmetic services, restorative treatments, orthodontics, oral surgery & more. Explore treatment options today.

We Are With You

Cornwall, Truro - We Are With You

Help with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues.

Job and training opportunities for Armed Forces veterans

imployable® | The Job Search App | Download for Free on iOS & Android


The journey to a more fulfilling life starts here with imployable. Join our recrutiment revolution and download the free app today to find your dream role.

Defence Medical Welfare Service

We support serving personnel and reservists of all 3 services, their dependent relatives and other entitled civilians when they need help during times of ill health.

DMWS – Defence Medical Welfare Service

Smart Savings

We improve the lives of adults, young people, and children with holistic, flexible, and unique programmes of support that build confidence, improve motivation and provide opportunities to learn new skills.

Smart Savings

Project Nova

Supporting veterans who have been arrested or are at risk of arrest. Operating in five areas of the UK: the East of England, North West, North East, Devon and Cornwall and South Yorkshire and Humberside.

Project Nova - RFEA

People's Health Trust

Battling On is proudly supported by People's Health Trust, a charity addressing health inequalities in the UK.