Whether we are catching up with friends at our regular social events, fundraising, advising on welfare and employment matters or just providing an arm around the shoulder, our natural willingness to help others stems from the tradition and camaraderie that life in the Royal Navy instils.
The Submarine Family brings together all parts of the submarine community: serving, veteran, family and supporter; it provides a framework for fundraising and coordinated support for benevolence, commemoration, heritage and projects which support our ‘family’ in any way.
Veterans’ Gateway – information and support for veterans and their families. We are the first point of contact for you and your loved ones. Contact us 24/7 for help across housing, mental wellbeing, finances and more. And we can also refer you directly to our Referral Partners. Get in touch with our friendly helpline team by phone, chat, text and email.
We have an experienced and varied group of professionals to help you with your questions. Nearly 70% of the Naval Families Federation team are naval spouses… we are probably facing the same issues as you! The Naval Families Federation was set up in 2003 at the request of the Government in order to allow the families of the Naval Service to have their voices heard.
The first call for help takes courage. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. If you’re due to leave the Armed Forces, just left the Armed Forces or left many years ago, Op COURAGE is here to help.
We understand the unique demands of service life, whether it’s on UK soil or overseas. Support is available for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We have more than 4,000 trained SSAFA volunteers who provide personalised, face-to-face support to those in their local area.
As the National Charity of the Royal Navy, beneficiaries lie at the heart of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity’s purpose, it is our duty to remain focused on their needs. Since 2007, the charity has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.
The Royal British Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. And we’re not going anywhere. We support serving and ex-serving personnel all year round, every day of the week.
We are Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Today we provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues.
We provide events for wounded serving personnel and disabled veterans, which improve physical and mental health, address isolation and loneliness, and promote a sense of community and balance. This enables beneficiaries to live a normal, if not better life.
Military vs Cancer supports people battling cancer to live their best life, while others search for a cure. We inspire people to recognise their potential now and into the future and empower them to live every moment to the full!
Veterans UK is responsible for administering compensation and pensions schemes for both serving personnel, veterans and their families, as well as the Veterans Welfare and Defence Transition Services
Defence Discount Service provides discounts both online and on the high street for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community.
The Forces Employment Charity provides life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families, regardless of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.
Free independent advice for all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and their families.
RNBT gives help, in cases of need, to serving and former royal naval ratings and royal marines other ranks, which includes reservists; they are known as primary beneficiaries. we also help their partners, children and some others connected with them. they are known as our beneficiaries.
We support veterans from the UK Armed Forces and Merchant Navy along with their spouses, partners and carers throughout Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, Gosport, Fareham, and more widely, Hampshire and the south of England.
The Naval Children’s Charity has been helping Naval Children since 1825, for nearly 200 years. If you serve or have served in the Naval Service (Royal Navy, Royal Marines, QARNNS, WRNS, Reserves or Royal Fleet Auxiliary) and you have a child/children up to and including the age of 25 we may be able to help you.