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Charity Number: 1161224

The Ripple Pond helps the adult loved ones of serving and retired members of HM Forces and who are suffering distress because of their loved one’s condition.

Contact Information

https://theripplepond.org/
help@theripplepond.org
Mandora House
Louise Margaret Road
Aldershot
GU11 2PW
0333 900 1028 (freefone)

Support Offered

Support offered:
• Local peer-led support groups
• Peer ‘buddies’
• Video meetings (via Skype)
• ‘closed’ Facebook page (members only)
• WhatsApp group chats
• Social events and talks
• Signposting to other charities

Charity Number: 226446
Scottish Charity Number: SC038199

Seafarers UK is a charity that provides grants to other front line charities working right across the maritime sector. We support charities that help seafarers or ex-seafarers from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy or fishing fleets. We also give grants to maritime youth groups and charities that help seafarers’ families, including widows and children.

Contact Information

https://www.theseafarerscharity.org/
contact@theseafarerscharity.org
8 Hatherley Street
London
SW1P 2QT
0207 932 5972

Support Offered

Seafarers UK supports mainly UK-based charities that provide help across a broad spectrum of welfare need including housing, debt, injury, relationship breakdown and family bereavement. Occasionally we provide grants to maritime charities from other Commonwealth countries.

Charity Number: 1172407

Aiming to increase community cohesion and tackle social isolation by connecting people. Through the VC Gallery, we work to create meaningful engagement, combat and support poor mental health and social care amongst the Veteran and local communities.
We offer a positive support network, a creative space to help people re-connect through art, workshops, local events and opportunities within the area. We provide a diverse support network to empower and help develop a united, positive and safe environment. We provide weekly art sessions, outreach workshops within schools, memory cafes, retirement homes and for third sector organisations.
We offer a breakfast club once a week and help with housing issues, benefit problems and employment support.

Contact Information

http://www.thevcgallery.com
admin@thevcgallery.com
30 High Street
Haverfordwest
SA61 2DA

Support Offered

We offer peer mentor help, guidance and expertise with all veteran affairs.
We have excellent referral pathways with national organisations and our local Authority, keeping a close connection with the individual we work with a holistic approach to achieve the best outcome at all times.
Our expertise is offering a vibrant, creative space where people can socialise and expressive themselves through art, that can be at our art workshops, or volunteering at memory cafes, schools and residential homes.

Charity Number: 1155953

Our Vision:
To be there for those who have served in any of the UK Armed Forces (Veterans) for one day’s service or more, their families and dependents, who experience adverse issues and conditions, discrimination, or disadvantage during transition from military service, through resettlement, and in civilian life.
Our Mission Statement:
To help all serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces , their spouses, children, and dependents by working in partnership with others to assist in the provision of schemes, grants, and services for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining, employment , and welfare.
Our Values:
The Veterans Contact Point values its effective partnership working, demonstrating a non – judgemental diverse approach, challenging inequality and discrimination, by offering a professional, ethical, and accessible quality service to serving members and veterans of the UK Armed Forces, their families and dependents, empowering and aiding them to improve their lives and well-being within the community

The Veterans Contact Point (VCP) is a local military charity supporting veterans and their families in Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull. The VCP started as a Veteran to Veteran run information, referral and peer support centre in 2011 to improve the access to support and information for serving and former members of the UK Armed Forces.

In February 2014 the VCP became a registered as military charity (Charity no: 1155953). It remains a veteran run organisation staffed totally by volunteers, including those who have served themselves, and who are committed to helping the local Armed Forces Community. The VCP offers an office base for partners and organisations who provide additional support, these include: SSAFA Warwickshire & Coventry; Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust – Ex-Armed Armed Forces Mental Health; Veterans UK; Citizens Advice Bureau; Warrior Programme; Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire AFCC; The Parachute Regimental Associations; Ubique Partnerships Limited and many more.

We ensure that every penny donated or raised is used in direct support of local Veterans and their families in the community. We provide information, advice and referrals to a wide range of specialist organisations and service charities. We also help veterans who have been in contact with the law through our Criminal Justice Partnership’s, providing a referral and information helpline service (telephone: 02476 348227).

We are open Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 16:00 hours. Referrals can be made by telephone, email or by dropping in at the VCP.

Contact Information

http://www.veteranscontactpoint.co.uk/
contactus@veteranscontactpoint.co.uk
Bentley Road
Nuneaton
CV11 5LR
02476 343793

Support Offered

Objects:
The relief in need of former members of the Armed Services, their spouses, children and dependents or organisations supporting their needs in particular but not exclusively by:
(i) providing or assisting in the provision of schemes for their resettlement, rehabilitation, retraining and employment; and
(ii) providing or assisting in the provision of grants, items and services for their benefit
 To provide a safe environment.
 To provide a professional assessment of needs.
 To provide a weekly job club & job preparation activities.
 To provide training courses where appropriate, leading to a recognised qualification or accreditation.
 To promote awareness of needs through presentations, partnership working, marketing and fund raising events.
 To provide mentoring/peer support.
 To promote and develop the use of the Armed Forces Centre and its resources to the wider community.
 To support and promote, with others the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Charity Number: 1120893
Company Number: 6263721

The Warrior Programme is a personal motivation and training programme. The course teaches individuals how to take control of their life, and how to increase confidence, motivation and focus, enabling participants to create a healthy, independent and balanced life style. The programme is particularly suitable for ex Service and Serving personnel in transition post operations.

Contact Information

http://www.warriorprogramme.org.uk
enquiries@warriorprogramme.org.uk
1 Thorpe Close
London
W10 5XL
0808 801 0898

Support Offered

3 day educational and motivational training programme and monthly meetings.

Company Limit by Guarantee: 06227377
Company Number: 06227377

Togetherall is a multi-award winning digital mental health service, active in the UK, New Zealand and the USA. It delivers personalised support and recovery pathways to improve mental health and related conditions via a safe and engaging collaborative platform of peers and professionals.

Togetherall is free to all UK serving personnel (including reservists), veterans/ex-serving, and their families aged 16+, thanks to the support of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and NHS England.

Togetherall has reached thousands of members since its launch in 2007, and is available online 24/7. Togetherall works with the NHS, the armed forces, employers, and universities. The fact that it is anonymous and easily accessible online helps reach those who may not otherwise access support.

Contact Information

http://www.Togetherall.com
theteam@togetherall.com
71-73 Carter Lane
London
EC4V 5EQ
+44 (0)203 4056196

Support Offered

Togetherall was one of the first five services to be endorsed by the NHS in the NHS Mental Health Apps Library (NHS Choices), and is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is supported by NHS England and the Ministry of Defence to provide free, 24/7 mental health support to the Armed Forces community.

It offers:
– Safe, anonymous support online 24/7
– Trained counsellors online at all times to moderate and facilitate the service
– Specialist online self-help courses for the armed forces community on a variety of mental health topics
– Peer support
– Tools, tests and helpful information
– A safe space to express yourself

All available free at www.Togetherall.com

Charity Number: 1154510
Company Number: 08675134

Tom Harrison House is a Liverpool-based addiction recovery centre for military veterans, reservists, emergency services personnel, and their families. The abstinence-based, 12-week recovery programme provides support via a bespoke model which aims to treat addiction within the context of those who have a history of military service – with emphasis placed on the role of co-occurring trauma, safety, confidentiality, and camaraderie, as well as reintegration into “civilian” communities.

The project is framed as a community of veterans who possess shared experiences, perspectives, resources and potential blocks to recovery, and who also share the ability to overcome their issues through a highly structured and intensive programme, and with the mutual support of the group. We work to help our veteran clients to make strides toward improving their mental, physical and emotional health, and to regain the sense of community and camaraderie that they had previously experienced during their active service.

Contact Information

http://www.tomharrisonhouse.org.uk/
info@tomharrisonhouse.org.uk
4 Argyle Road
Anfield,Liverpool
L4 2RS
0151 909 8481

Support Offered

The project is framed as a community of veterans who possess shared experiences, perspectives, resources and potential blocks to recovery, and who also share the ability to overcome their issues through a highly structured and intensive programme, and with the mutual support of the group.

Programme elements are diverse and are designed to best reflect the needs of ex-military personnel – the weekly timetable includes physical training sessions, nutrition groups, equine therapy, 5-a-side football, motivational speaker sessions, family sessions, and an art/choir group. Alongside these activities are more traditional elements such as group therapy and personal assignment work. The programme also includes Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and Seeking Safety groups each week – evidence-based methods that are found to be effective in veteran-specific rehabilitation centres in the USA.

Accommodation is provided for the duration of the programme. Support staff can also assist clients with associated issues, which may include medical issues, move-on housing, benefit entitlements, etc.

Charity Number: 1159599

‘Our Mission Statement: To provide support and guidance to individuals and families of those serving, or who have served, in any associated branch of the armed forces of the United Kingdom, in the transition from service to civilian life. Using all and any relevant agencies to achieve our aims.’

Contact Information

http://www.veteransupportcentre.org
info@veteransupportcentre.org
Veterans House
Hassell Street
Newcastle Under Lyme
ST5 1AR
01782 713963

Support Offered

As well as operating as a drop in centre for serving and former military personnel and their families, we other services, such as:
Organised battlefield tours
Casework via SSAFA – as we have our own SSAFA caseworkers on site
Internet Access
Help with requesting medals, and medal refurbishment
NHS Veterans Mental Health Complex Treatment Service, Walking with the Wounded, Veterans UK, Peace foundation all use the centre to see clients on a one to one basis.

Charity Number: 1161201
Company Number: 9182207

Turn to Starboard uses sailing courses to support those affected by military operations.

Contact Information

http://www.turntostarboard.co.uk/
shaun@turntostarboard.co.uk
Turn to Starboard
Falmouth Marina
North Parade,Falmouth
TR11 2TD
01326 314262

Support Offered

Families weeks – we take a Service family sailing in Cornwall and out of their normal environment. Helping them re-engage with each other after separation.

Zero to Hero – in which we support individual Service personnel who have fallen on particularly hard times to reach RYA Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor and reintegrate them with a career in the marine industry. Provision of a personal Yachtmaster mentor, 1 to 1 support where needed, flexibility to extend the course, career advice and support to enter the marine industry.

RYA courses – provided for groups who have experienced or been affected by operations. RYA Day Skipper courses provide an opportunity to share experiences in a unique environment.

Tall Ship experience – The Princes Trust have gifted us the 92ft Pilot Schooner previously called ‘Spirit of Fairbridge’. She has 18 berths to facilitate larger groups with traditional gaff rigged Tall Ship sailing. Amongst other trips we are planning a ‘Round Britain’ experience in June 2015.

Boat Build project – currently we rely on boat charter to facilitate our sailing. To ensure our long term future we are building a Rustler 42 specifically for our beneficiaries. We also hope to access boat building courses on our project for veterans or those transitioning.

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