To bind together in practical friendship women of the Royal Naval Services, past and present, by sharing achievements, traditions and heritage
Frequent meetings / reunions held throughout UK. Representation at military parades / commemorative events, throughout UK
In-house magazine ‘The Wren’ posted to all members.
Opportunity to attend reunions, meet locally, find former colleagues.
Contact with HM Ships / RN establishments.
Referrals to WRNS Benevolent Trust.
Barnardo’s is the UK’s leading children’s charity. We run over 800 children’s services and projects across the UK that transform the lives of children and young people every day.
We work tirelessly to support children and young people to:
thrive in stronger families; utilising an early intervention approach, based on the whole family and accounting for their emotional health and wellbeing
provide safer childhoods; through targeted and tailored support to prevent abuse and child sexual exploitation while supporting looked after children and keeping them safe from harm
build positive futures; with a focus on care leavers, supporting and managing what can be a difficult transition to adulthood
BASIC exists to serve people recovering from a traumatic brain injury or neurological illness. The organisation specialises in rehabilitation services for people and their families who are recovering from stroke, head and spinal injury, brain haemorrhage, brain tumour or similar injury/condition.
Mental health services
Physical rehabilitation services
Cognitive rehabilitation services
Vocational support services
Benefits and welfare rights advice
Social and therapeutic activities
Big White Wall 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.
Big White Wall 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.
BWW has reached thousands of members since its launch in 2007, and is available online 24/7. BWW 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.
Big White Wall (BWW) 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 Help for Heroes, NHS England and the Ministry of Defence to provide free, 24/7 mental health support to the Armed Forces community.
– 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.bigwhitewall.com
A national charity formed in the years following the First World War which supports all limbless ex service men and women, their widows and dependants.
Grants for mobility, rehabilitation and adaptations. Advice on compensation allowance claims.
Nursing, residential and respite care.
Welfare support and visits. Assistance in finding employment.
Support for blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women.
Assistance in accessing benefits and the provision of financial aid.
Nursing and residential care. Short and long term.
Nationwide welfare service, together with lifelong rehabilitation, training and support.
Bosence Farm Community is a registered charity providing residential treatment services for drug and alcohol misuse. Our stated purpose is to provide safe, high quality and accessible services in settings which enable individuals to change, and to achieve their full potential, free from addiction.
Our stated charitable aims are “To relieve poverty, sickness, distress, the provision of temporary accommodation for those in necessitous circumstances with particular regards to those who are affected by addiction to drugs and alcohol misuse.”
Long established and successful specialist residential drug and alcohol treatment service provider.
Boswyns is a medically-supported detoxification and stabilisation service in a new, purpose build facility, whilst Bosence offers a programme of residential rehabilitation, based on the 12 Step model, in a converted farmhouse.
We also work with those with substance misuse and mental health problems at the same time; this is provided by our multi-disciplinary team, led by our mental health and general trained nursing team and overseen by our Specialist Medical Officer, who is a Psychiatrist.
We are in the process of building a 3rd unit on our site, which will be 4 bedroom residential recovery hub, designed to meet the needs of a relatively small number of people whose needs (related to alcohol and substance misuse) are complex. These will include families, where one or both parents are in active addiction and are reluctant to seek treatment for fear of losing access to their children, veterans with alcohol or substance dependency and PTSD, and young adults. These disparate groups will go through treatment in separate tranches (not together).
The charity object are as follows:
Providing assistance to beneficiaries with the provision of affordable accommodation, “beneficiaries” means;
Those who are in need or vulnerable , because of their physical or mental health or social or economic circumstances, to former members of the merchant navy, former service personal of armed forces of the crown and widow’s widowers and surviving dependants of men and woman who have served in the merchant navy, Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force.
Glen Art supports veterans and their families.
We organise artistic and gardening activities, as well as providing dogs and training for veterans with our BRAVEHOUND Project.
Through our partnership with the New York based Outside the Wire theatre company we co-present Theatre of War in the UK raising public awareness of PTSD and helping to remove the perceived stigma attached to a PTSD diagnosis in the military and veteran community.
We provide direct practical support in times of need.