Useful websites

There are a large number of organisations in Scotland which provide specialist support to members of the Armed Forces Community and other groups. These websites may be a good starting point for accessing this support or to find other useful services. Our funders also provide support.

Age Scotland help older people, their carers and families in Scotland, with information resources and a veterans specific helpline for information, friendship and advice

Combat Stress  the UK’s leading veterans mental health charity, and 24 hour helpline

Counselling Directory  for help in finding a counsellor or psychotherapist in your area

Government information on support for veterans

Legion Scotland  helps ex – services men and women of all ages across Scotland adapt to civilian life by providing community, friendship and practical advice

NHS Inform Health Rights for Veterans  provides information on priority NHS treatment for veterans in Scotland as well as links to useful organisations

Military Matters  help to find housing for serving members of the armed forces or veterans if you, or a member of your family, is disabled or suffers from a mental health condition

Poppyscotland  provides financial support to those who have served in any of the Armed Forces, be it regular or reserve. This includes widows/widowers and dependants.

Thistle Foundation offer lifestyle management programmes to support veterans who need help adjusting to civilian life

Venture Trust Positive Futures Programme  provides specialist support to military veterans struggling with the transition to civilian life through a programme of personal development

Veterans Assist Scotland  a resource website with links to a wide range of information to help veterans and their families access the services they need

Veterans UK  the MOD service for veterans