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Resources for those with military injuries
If you’re a member of the armed forces and you’ve experienced a physical injury or psychological trauma, it can be tough to know where to turn to for help. However, there are a wide range of charities and organisations that are ready and waiting to offer you the support you need, whether this be financial, practical, emotional or physical.
On this page, you will find a list of these associations, what they do, and their contact details. If you'd like to speak to a solicitor about a military injury, call on 0345 450 9547 or get in touch using the online contact form below.
Below is a selection of the many national charities that serve to support current and ex-armed forces personnel.
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes is the UK’s leading charity for the armed forces, and provides assistance in the form of physical and emotional rehabilitation and recovery.
Walking with the Wounded
This organisation helps vulnerable veterans to reintegrate into society, particularly with getting back into employment.
SSAFA offers support services to ex and serving members from the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families.
Blesma provides assistance and help for those who have experienced a life-changing limb loss or injury or loss of sight, for the entirety of their lives.
ABF - The Soldier’s Charity
The Soldier’s Charity helps British Army families all over the world when they’re in need.
Organisations and support groups
The groups listed below are focused on helping to improve the quality of life of current and ex military personnel.
BBMC - Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company
BBMC is a manufacturing company that offers employment to ex-military staff and those with disabilities, to increase their quality of life.
This charity offers much needed support to help with the mental health of veterans. Combat Stress produces a magazine for anyone dealing with mental health issues, which can be accessed here.
Royal British Legion's Knowledge Base
The Royal British Legion’s Knowledge Base offers a broad selection of online self-help resources, plus a calendar of events and a helpline.
Resource Pages & Services
NHS: Military healthcare
The NHS resources page is a hub to show what the NHS can provide for veterans, including the Armed Forces Networks and National Veterans Mental Health Network. Your local GP can signpost other useful organisations and sites run by the NHS.
Veterans’ Gateway comprises a number of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist. Veterans Gateway can direct you to the right support for you, and they have a great range of self help resources too, so you can help yourself from home.
We’ve included some fantastic charities and organisations in this list. If you know of a charity that should be included in this list, please get in touch and we can add this on.