Armed Forces Community

Where to go for Help and Support?

We all need help sometimes – it’s ok to speak up and ask for it. It can be hard to ask others for help. It takes strength and courage to tell people when we are struggling.

It’s vital that if you need help you don’t try to cope on your own. There are many organisations who exist for the sole purpose of helping those who serve or have served in the forces.

No-one will judge you, many of them have been in the same position, have been helped and now want to support others.


Support for Veterans

With so many organisations supporting veterans and their families the hardest job can be finding the right one for your needs.

If you’re unsure where to start the best place to go first is the Veteran’s Gateway. They provide 24/7 support either via the website or their helpline 0808 802 1212


Support for Serving Personnel and their Families

  1. The Army Families Federation (AFF)
  2. The Naval Families Federation (NFF)
  3. RAF Families Federation (RAF FF)


Support for Reservists and their Families

The Defence Relationship Management Service (DRM) is a point of contact linking employers with the MOD and offers advice and support on employing reservists.

Call 0800 389 5459 9:00am - 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)

Each unit has an Employer Support Officer who can give advice on managing the relationship between reservists and their employment.