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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
Blesma is a national charity that helps serving and ex-service men and women who have experienced loss of limb, use of limbs, sight, speech or hearing, either during or after service.
They provide practical, emotional and financial support to injured veterans and their families and widows as they rebuild their lives.
If you have served in the British Armed Forces and have suffered life changing injury, either during or after your service you can be eligible for Blesma Membership. Your injury does not need to have been sustained during combat, it could have happened during a training exercise or have been due to an accident or illness.
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.
The Bridge for Heroes was established in September 2010 by Mike and Helen Taylor with the aim of delivering direct and immediate support to the HM Armed Forces community, veterans and their families.
Since its opening in June 2011 The General Dannatt Contact Centre in King’s Lynn has provided support through respite breaks, compensation claims, pensions advice, veteran advice and guidance, housing advice, service records and medal applications, and military family research.
Boost the morale of the Forces primarily through high quality entertainment and projects designed to bring the public and their Armed Forces closer together.