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Christchurch Branch Welfare Team

Can We Help You?

If you've served in the forces for at least seven day's, or are the dependant of someone who has served, The Royal British Legions services are available to you.

Around 9.5 million people in the UK are eligible for our support and we spend nearly £1.7 million a week helping those in the greatest need.

For help and advice, please contact our Welfare Team on 01202 485300 (you will probably have to leave a message) or email our Branch Support / Welfare Secretary

Combat Stress

Combat Stress provides a dedicated service for veterans whose mental health condition is often complex and long term. This service is NOT routinely available in the NHS or elsewhere.

A small, but significant, number of Veterans leave the Armed Forces with a severe psychological wound such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A symptom of PTSD is the frequent tendency to recall life threatening incidents, which can lead to day and night terrors, mood swings, panic attacks and phobias.

Other debilitating conditions that Veterans may suffer from include depression and/or anxiety disorders.

The Combat Stress 24-Hour Helpline: 0800 138 1619  text: 07537 404 719 (standard charges may apply for texts). email: combat.stress@rethink.org