Citizens Advice Bureau
If you serve in the Armed Forces – or used to – this information is for you and your family. Find out about help you can get in the UK and abroad, including help with education and travel costs.
SSAFA Forces Line
0800 260 6767
SSAFA Forcesline is a free and confidential telephone helpline and email service that provides support for serving (regulars and reserves), ex-Forces and for their families.
0800 323 4444(Serving) 0800 138 1619 (Veteran and Family Advice)
There for you whether you’re having a tough time, having trouble sleeping, experiencing flashbacks, feeling depressed or anxious, or just feeling that something isn’t quite right.
National Debtline’s advisers are experts in debt advice and our service is always free. They’ll give you all the help and support you need to deal with your debts yourself.
Army Welfare Service (AWS)
The Army Welfare Service (AWS) is the Army’s professional welfare provider; it delivers a comprehensive and confidential welfare service responsive to the needs of individuals, families and the Chain of Command in order to maximise the operational effectiveness of Service Personnel.
0800 917 7650
People go to AA through many different means… choose the path that best suits you. If you prefer e-mail as a means of contact then feel free to email AA at email@example.com
Seed: Eating Disorder Support
We are a group made up of ordinary people who have had first-hand experience of eating disorders in one form or another. We feel it is important to share experiences with others and help in any way possible.
Healthline is an extremely useful resource for a number of issues. This link focuses on better sleep, so if you’re having problems settling down at night give them a visit.
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
Lifting the Decks QR Code Poster
*UPDATED FOR 2023 – Simpler, single QR code design
The Lifting the Decks QR poster has been designed by RHQ as a resource of all our serving and retired family members. The poster uses a QR code to point the user to useful support resources ranging from alcohol abuse to domestic violence.
We encourgage every REME Unit to print and display the poster in all blocks and communal living areas, a higher quality pdf for printing can be found at this link. If you have trouble printing this poster and you need financial support for printing costs from the REME Charity please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Morning Brew Initiative
A core aspect of Lifting the Decks – What’s on Your Mind? Is the encouragement of opening up and speaking to your colleagues and comrades. It’s highly likely your colleagues aren’t trained counsellors or support professionals, but everyone is capable of offering an empathetic ear and a casual, informal chat can make a lot of difference to someone.
With this in mind, we have introduced the Monday Morning Brew initiative – an opportunity to catch-up with your comrades and to let them know – or hear – what’s on your mind.
Regular and Reserve soldiers can now benefit from having a popular mental health toolkit at their fingertips, thanks to a new partnership between the British Army and Headspace.
What is Headspace?
Headspace is more than a meditation app, it’s a personal guide to mindfulness, sleep, focus, movement and more. From waking up to exercising, eating to sleeping, Headspace has more than 1,000 hours of exercises to help stressed users spend their whole day mindfully – not just when sitting to meditate.
Sign up to a free Headspace account using the following link: