Military veterans

We’re proud to be a Veteran Friendly Accredited GP practice and to support our veteran community this Remembrance Day and beyond.

We know that this Remembrance Day is likely to be particularly challenging for the many veterans in our community and we want you to know that we are trained and committed to effectively identifying and supporting your health needs.

As a Veteran Friendly Accredited practice, our team:

recognises the importance of identifying veteran patients within our community

understands the unique health needs that veterans may have

strives to provide veterans with the very best care and support

knows about the specialist veteran healthcare services that exist

undertakes regular training and development to ensure we’re able to deliver the very best care to veterans in our community and meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant

If you’re a veteran patient, please do let us know that you have served so that we can make sure you receive the most appropriate and best care, if and when you ever need it.

You can learn more about the accreditation and how it supports veteran patients, here:

Helpful websites for military veterans

Mental health support for veterans, service leavers and reservists - NHS (

Defence and armed forces: Support services for veterans and their families - detailed information - GOV.UK (

National organisations

Combat Stress

For serving personnel, veterans and armed forces families.

The charity Combat Stress provides self help advice on their website. They offer mental health helplines for 24/7 confidential advice and support

Combat Stress website

Veterans and their families helpline: 0800 138 1619

Serving personnel and their families helpline: 0800 323 4444

You can also text on 07537173683 and email

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS)

For serving personnel, veterans and armed forces families.

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) provides practical and emotional support to military personnel, veterans, their families and other entitled civilians when they're in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres.

The Defence Medical Welfare Service website

Help for Heroes

For wounded, injured and sick serving personnel and veterans, and their families.

The Help for Heroes charity provides physical, psychological, financial and welfare support to wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans, and their families. Contact Help for Heroes through their website to see how they can support you.

Help for Heroes website

Royal British Legion

For serving personnel, veterans and armed forces families.

The Royal British Legion gives advice and support on wellbeing on their website and through their community branches. For additional advice and support, the Royal British Legion also have an online chat and helpline that is open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

The Royal British Legion Website

Helpline: 0808 802 8080

Service Families Federations

For serving personnel and their families.

The 3 Service Families Federation offer independent and confidential advice on a range of issues for all service families.

Website for Army Families

Website for Naval Families

Website for Royal Air Force Families


For serving personnel, veterans and armed forces families.

SSAFA provides lifelong emotional and practical support. To get support, call their helpline or use their online chat Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.30pm.

SSAFA website

Helpline: 0800 260 6767


For veterans who struggle to live independently.

Provides housing and support services to help veterans live independently.

The STOLL Website


For serving personnel, reservists, veterans and armed forces families.

Togetherall is a mental health support service that provides anonymous, round-the-clock online support, with trained counsellors available at all times. There's a supportive community and lots of free resources that all armed forces personnel, reservists, veterans and their families can use at any time.

Togetherall website

Veterans Gateway

For veterans and their families.

Veterans Gateway provides wellbeing support and advice on their website and with their 24/7 Live Chat, text messaging and helpline.

The Veterans Gateway website

Helpline: 08088021212

Text chat: 81212

The Veterans Gateway live chat

Walking with the Wounded

For veterans and their families.

Walking with the Wounded offers support services for a range of issues, such as mental health, employment, criminal justice and addiction. Their website offers information on how to be referred to their services

Walking with the Wounded website

Armed forces charities for people with specific healthcare conditions


For veterans who have experienced life-changing limb loss, lost the use of a limb, or lost sight during service, as well as their families.

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, offers advice and support through their local support officers. Blesma also provides financial assistance to help with the additional costs of disability.

Blesma website

Blesma phone number: 020 8590 1124

Blind Veterans

For veterans who have experienced sight loss and their families.

Blind Veterans offers community groups, rehabilitation and support with care as well as advice on their website.

Blind Veterans website

Phone number: 0800 389 7979

Women's armed forces charities

Salute Her UK

For women veterans who are survivors of military sexual trauma and their families.

Salute Her UK provides a support service which offers mental health therapy and interventions for women survivors of military sexual trauma in a single sex environment.

Salute Her UK website

LGBT+ armed forces charities

Fighting with pride

For LGBT+ serving personnel, veterans and their families.

Fighting with Pride advise on how to get help and provide information for LGBT+ members of the armed forces community.

Fighting with Pride website

Addiction charities

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA is a free self-help network. Its "12-step" programme involves getting sober with the help of regular support groups. AA believes people with drink problems need to give up alcohol permanently.

Alcoholics Anonymous website

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery runs a network of self-help and mutual aid meetings where participants help themselves and fellow members with recovery from any kind of addictive behaviour.

SMART Recovery website

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