I think I might be suffering with a mental health illness, can you help me?
Either in the military environment or as a veteran, at some point nearly all of us will experience a mental illness to some degree. Why some people are affected more than others has no simple answer but nevertheless, for a short period, they may need assistance.
We can help assess you. Your answers are confidential and will not be shared with anyone except the practitioners or staff who will be delivering your support. Please call 0800 468 1664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to advise you with seeking appropriate support.
I was injured while serving in the Royal Marines, can I claim compensation?
You can claim compensation if you were injured or got an illness while serving in the UK’s Armed Forces (including the Reserve Forces). You can claim for any type of injury or illness that happened as a result of your service, e.g. amputation, minor fracture or mental disorder. The compensation scheme your claim will be considered under depends on when you were injured (on or after 6 April 2005, or before April 2005).
For more on eligibity and how to apply visit https://www.gov.uk/claim-for-injury-received-while-serving
How can I keep my family nearby when I'm recovering from injury or sickness during Service?
When you get the phone call to say your loved one is seriously ill or wounded, the last thing you want to worry about is where you’ll stay to be near them.
SSAFA can provide you and your family with a safe and comfortable place to stay near your loved ones whilst they recover from illness or injury.
The 'Fisher House' home is located at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, SSAFA also provides homes in Selly Oak just a few minutes away from The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and at Headley near the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre.
You can find out more information at ssafa.org.uk/help-you