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Charity Number: 1087210
Company Number: 04185635

To ensure the well-being of all Armed Forces personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.dmws.org.uk
info@dmws.org.uk
The Old Stables
Redenham Park
Redenham,Andover
SP11 9AQ
01264 774000

Support Offered

Delivers an independent and impartial 24 hour specialist welfare service to those members of the British Armed Forces who are receiving hospital care, their dependant relatives and entitled civilians in order to contribute to the coherence of the recovery and rehabilitation pathway for service personnel. The crucial practical and emotional support is provided at times when it is most needed and is bound by a code of confidentiality. DMWS brings the Covenant between the Armed Forces and the Nation to life through its support of the wounded, injured and sick whilst under hospital care.

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

Scottish Charity Number: SC049263

ICARUS is a veteran-led mental health treatment charity. We provide therapy, counselling and help for the range of difficulties and problems which often evolve from trauma, PTSD or other commonly related conditions, such as anger-management, excessive alcohol use and drug abuse. We are open to all the uniformed services, whether in the Army, Navy or the Air Force.
Treatment for veterans is FREE of charge, regardless of rank, unit, service record or age. We also treat serving personnel.

Contact Information

http://www.icaruscharity.org
hello@icaruscharity.org
Third Floor
3 Hill Street
New Town, Edinburgh
EH2 3JP
0333 987 5055

Support Offered

At ICARUS we have developed a flexible and sympathetic treatment model which recognises the unique nature of military service and the military mindset and explored and adopted new concepts and treatment protocols, working on the basis that no ‘one size fits all’. Effective treatment has to be tailored to the individual and their personal circumstances. Reintegration back into civilian life often causes additional complications along with employment issues and drug and alcohol abuse. Even managing practical matters can impact on a veteran’s mental health. We try to offer veterans as much support and time as they require, to enable them to lead normal, well-adjusted lives.

All calls and enquiries are conducted in complete privacy. We understand the immediacy. You will be contacted and seen within 24 hours. All our sessions are online, using applications such as Zoom or Skype. Virtual treatment allows us to be more flexible with times and availability.

The majority of our team at ICARUS are connected to the armed forces – veterans themselves, married to veterans or closely associated with serving personnel. This veteran-to-veteran approach has been absolutely integral to the success of the charity, allowing an immediate understanding of the problems being faced, providing reassurance and support. Shared personal experience is a critical factor in dealing with the major crises that affect many of our veterans.

Cost Effective Health Insurance for Officers’ Families.

Our health insurance provides help in meeting the unexpected costs of illness for your dependants.
Knowing that financial support is readily available to help meet the additional costs of nursing, hospital care and domestic help when emergencies happen can mean working and home life does not have to stop whilst your family member recovers.

Since 1911, Lady Grover’s Fund has grown as a Friendly Society to meet the needs of officers’ families in times of illness and injury. By joining as a member, you are able to access critical financial support when you and your family need it the most – enabling you to provide additional nursing, hospital or domestic care you might otherwise be unable to afford.

Contact Information

http://www.ladygrover.org.uk
secretary@ladygrover.org.uk
40 Caversham Road
Reading
RG1 7BT
020 7808 4180 / 0845 873 7161

Support Offered

Who we help:
– Dependants of officers of all three services and the Royal Fleet Auxilliary whether serving or retired
– Widows or widowers of officers
– Divorced wives or husbands of officers, (for their own benefit or that of their children)
– Dependant parents or step-parents of officers
– Children are eligible for help until they are 18, or 21 if they are in full-time education

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: 1139257
Scottish Charity Number: SC041990
Company Number: 07451571

The Armed Forces Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – A National Support Group of the MS Society “Supporting Members of the Military family affected by MS”

Contact Information

http://www.mutual-support.org.uk
support-team@mutual-support.org.uk
C/O Mutual Support
MS Society National Centre
372 Edgware Road,London
NW2 6ND

Support Offered

Advice and assistance in applying for state benefits, war pensions, AFCS and grants from other sources.
Residential weekends with health-workers.

Charity Number: 1074867
Company Number: 3731497

The NGVFA provides practical support and help to veterans and their families and our aim is to improve the quality of the day to day lives of those who have been affected by the 1990-91 and 2003 Gulf conflicts, as well as the present Afghanistan and all other future desert conflicts. We also help veterans from other conflicts that are in need of our advice and support.

Contact Information

http://www.ngvfa.org.uk
info@ngvfa.org.uk
Building E, Office 8
Chamberlain Business Centre
Chamberlain Road,Hull
HU8 8HL
0845 257 4853

Support Offered

Welfare and advocacy
Tribunal representation
A 24 hour free phone helpline
Fact sheets and guides
The Oasis Times – A quarterly newsletter
Website – with a members only area
Members’ online discussion forum with a private members section.
A Facebook group
Respite break – A yearly five day respite break for veterans and their families
Welcome pack for new members
Counselling
The NGVFA attends and organises a number of information and open day events around the country every year. Our aim is to visit each region of the country at least once a year.
VIPA – (Veteran’s Information and Personal Archive) is a bespoke database collating unique information and statistical data regarding veterans from desert conflicts.

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