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Scottish Charity Number: SC046484

Dundee Therapy Garden uses horticultural therapy to help Dundee’s uniformed service veterans overcome mental health problems which have damaged their lives.

Contact Information

https://www.dundeetherapygarden.org/
dundeetherapygarden@hotmail.com
The Birches
High St.
Edzell,Brechin
DD9 7TF
01356 648 008

Support Offered

Dundee Therapy Garden offers individually tailored therapy sessions in a peaceful garden in Dudhope Park. The charity works with the veterans to develop coping strategies which enable them to rebuild their self-confidence, restore relationships with family and friends and reconnect with the communities in which they live. Dundee Therapy Garden employs 2 qualified therapists who are helped by a team of trained volunteers. Horticultural therapy is not a quick fix. It may take as long as 3 years before a veteran is ready to move on to the world of work or to further training. The therapists also offer advice and support to family members.

Charity Number: 1183583

The mission of ESVH is to provide non-clinical support, including welfare, well-being and coping for Veterans of the Armed Forces in East Sussex, particularly those with combat related PTSD and mental ill health or involved within the criminal justice system.
Objectives:
To reduce social isolation and enable veterans to integrate into the local community;
To improve desistence within the criminal justice system;
To increase veteran’s ability to understand, address and manage PTSD, mental health symptoms and through self-help gain a reasonable quality of life;
To work in collaboration and develop professional working relationships with local services: both statutory and non-statutory; and
To work with veterans and introduce them to appropriate services that meet their needs, where and when these are required.

Contact Information

http://
esvh99100@btinternet.com
5 Harold Place
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1JA

Support Offered

Wellbeing & Coping Sessions, including meditation every fortnight, Saturdays 1000 to 1300 hours. Hastings.
Monday, Tuesday, & Friday office and drop in 0930 to 1300 hours
One to One visits as required
Full range of welfare support, assistance with transition, resettlement, allowances, GPs and NHS specialist.
Advice on support available and direct help for homeless getting back into accommodation.
Assistance in preparation to return to work or volunteering.
Particular support for those with PTSD/mental ill health.
Presentations to statutory bodies and other organisations that interface with military community.
Special support for veterans involved with Criminal Justice System, including those on remand, serving a sentence or pre release. Provision of RAR days for those with community sentences or on licence.
Developing services for families of veterans in need.
Provision of special activity days, sculpturing, visits, etc

Charity Number: 1136722
Company Number: 07003472

To promote physical and mental good health in children and their parents.
To support parents in ensuring their children grow up with safe and effective care.
Along with their parents promote a safe, stimulating and happy environment for children.
In partnership with parents we help them to develop the financial stability and social, emotional and physical attributes they need to be the best parents they can be.

Contact Information

http://www.homestartrichmondshire.org.uk
admin@homestartrichmondshire.org.uk
Office 4, IPS Innovate
Colburn Business Centre
Chartermark Way,Colburn, Catterick Garrison
DL9 4QJ

Support Offered

For families with at least one child under the age of seven we offer home visiting for 2-3 hours per week. Our service is not time limited. Supported by our staff team, trained volunteers are linked to families to help parents with a range of differing needs.
The earliest years make the biggest impact and “Childhood Can’t Wait”.

Charity Number: 1177039

Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma.

The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.

The UK has the highest incidence of Mesothelioma in the world, this directly correlates to our imports of asbestos. As with many occupations and professions there is a measurable incidence of mesothelioma amongst our armed forces personnel and veterans. This has prompted Mesothelioma UK to establish specific armed forces information and to seek a closer working relationship with armed forces charities and services.

The charity’s vision is:-
• To be a ‘Mesothelioma Essential One Stop Shop’ for up to date Mesothelioma support, information and education.
• Support the NHS to drive up standards and ensure equitable access to world class treatment, trials and care.
• To help the UK to lead the way in making Mesothelioma history through world class audit, research and clinical trials.
• To raise the profile of Mesothelioma to help prevent future cases of asbestos related disease.

Contact Information

http://www.mesothelioma.uk.com
info@mesothelioma.uk.com
Unit 116 Greenacres
The Sidings
Leicester
LE4 3BR
0800 1692409

Support Offered

The ‘Mesothelioma UK – Supporting Our Armed Forces’ project:

• Provides a specialist mesothelioma nurse, based in Southampton.
• Provides a finance and benefits advisor who can deal specifically with Armed Forces personnel and veterans.
• Will work with multiple organisations and healthcare professionals, responsible for meeting the healthcare needs of Armed Forces personnel and veterans, to raise awareness about mesothelioma and available support.
• Will develop and deliver a range of information resources to raise awareness of the disease within the Armed Forces and military personnel community.
• Includes the launch of a Facebook group specifically for the Armed Forces patients and their family and friends – www.facebook.com/groups/mesoukarmedforces.
• Has a comprehensive research programme that will collate all available data to quantify and describe the mesothelioma burden among the Armed Forces and also explore the experience of Armed Forces personnel in relation to mesothelioma.

If you’re a serving member of the Armed Forces, a veteran, mesothelioma patient, family member or carer, a member of an Armed Forces partner organisation or other party interested about finding out more about how Mesothelioma UK is supporting our Armed Forces, the treatments and care available, or for advice on benefits/compensation claims, please contact Mesothelioma UK.

Charity Number: 1157257

Mode Rehabilitation offers free and confidential counselling and psychological services for people living in Stockport. We specialise in delivering support to ex-military personnel, and work closely with a number of military charities and organisations.

Contact Information

http://www.moderehabilitation.com/
hello@mode.me.uk
Phoenix House
Whitefield Road
Bredbury,Stockport
SK6 2SS
0161 494 1515

Support Offered

We specialise in working with a range of combat-related issues including brain injury, loss of limbs, PTSD, anxiety, and substance misuse, and offer a range of in-house therapies specifically tailored to addressing these issues including:
CBT for depression and anxiety, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma, the 12-Step Approach for substance misuse, and massage and physiotherapy for joint and muscle injury, embodied trauma, and phantom limb pain. We also offer employment support in partnership with Project Recce, a veterans career transition program.

Charity Number: 1112260
Company Number: 5523632

To provide gifts to the UK Armed Forces, principally but not exclusively, Christmas Boxes to every Royal Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Airman, Airwoman and officer serving unaccompanied overseas on Christmas Day and away from their families and friends.

Contact Information

http://www.operationchristmasbox.org
charles.wookey@operationchristmasbox.org
The Teasel Barn
Belluton
Pensford
BS39 4JJ

Support Offered

Principally Christmas Boxes but Operation Christmas Box has been asked by the MOD to intervene on other occasions and has provided fleece blankets to the Role 3 Medical Facility in Camp Bastion and beach towels to the De-compression Team in Cyprus. We are willing to consider other similar ideas if the need is supported by PJHQ (J1) and the MOD Service Personnel Support Team.

Charity Number: 1122801
Company Number: 6388343

Outside the Wire provides a bespoke alcohol, drug and PTSD service, offering confidential advice and support.to current and ex HM Forces personnel and their families across Norfolk,Suffolk and Essex.

E-mail:
wayne.copsey@matthewproject.org
outsidethewire@matthewproject.org

Contact Information

http://www.matthewproject.org/the-junction/outside-the-wire
enquiry@matthewproject.org
The Matthew Project
70 – 80 Oak St
Norwich
NR3 3QA

Support Offered

We offer free 1 to 1 sessions, either at home or at an outreach location, to provide support with:

• relapse prevention
• harm reduction
• advocacy
• family support
• therapy
• onward referrals

Company Number: 5084125

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) is the professional body for the financial planning profession in the UK and a part of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
In 2017 the PFS established a pro bono services called Forces MoneyPlan offering free generic financial guidance to Armed Forces personnel and Veterans. This free and confidential service is part of our commitment under the Armed Forces Covenant to help ensure that recipients are placed in a more informed position in respect of their overall financial well-being and less vulnerable to financial misinformation and scams.
Pro bono services are a key offering of most professions and an important part of our ongoing campaign to build trust amongst consumers and membership organisations. The PFS has offered free generic financial guidance via MoneyPlan (a joint initiative with Citizens Advice) for several years and Forces MoneyPlan is a targeted extension of this hugely successful brand initiative.

Contact Information

https://www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/
Lyn.new@thepfs.org
Personal Finance Society
42-48 High Road
South Woodford
E18 2JP
07900 226151

Support Offered

Forces Moneyplan offers a free, confidential one-off consultation (by phone, face to face or online) with a fully qualified and regulated financial adviser who is a member of the Personal Finance Society and compliant with the societies code of ethics. The financial adviser will provide what is known as generic financial guidance designed to help individuals identify and better understand their financial needs or specific financial issues, services and/or products and make better informed decisions as a result. It will not involve giving personal recommendations about the suitability of specific products or services or their sale or promotion, as this is what is known as regulated financial advice which is outwith the scope of this offering.
Currently Forces MoneyPlan is promoted by several organisations that work in partnership with the PFS . These include:
The Veterans Gateway – all forces veterans can access the service via:
www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives//forces-moneyplan/forces-veterans.
The OnCourse Foundation – members of this forces charity can access the service via: www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/on-course-foundation/
Blesma – members of this forces charity can access the service via:
www.thepfs.org/about-us/initiatives/forces-moneyplan/blesma/
The Forces Pension Society – members of this forces charity can access the service via:
www.thepfs/about-us/initiatives/forces-moenyplan/forces-pension-society/
We currently have capacity to work in partnership with additional members of Cobseo and look forward to expanding our service accordingly. If you would like to know more, please contact either Tony Miles (Forces MoneyPlan Project Manager) tony.miles@thepfs.org or Lyn New (Forces MoneyPlan Administrator) Lyn.new@thepfs.org

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