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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Combatt Stress Military Mental Health Helpline

On the 25 February, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, launched the Military Mental Health Helpline: 0800 323 4444, for serving personnel and their families. 

This helpline will be run by Combat Stress and allows serving personnel and their families to access the help, advice and support they need, 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world. The Defence Secretary also announced a £220-million increase in funding for Armed Forces mental health services.

For more information, click here

If you or a family member are experiencing any issues with mental health illness, you can also speak AFF’s Health & Additional Needs Specialist, Karen Ross at