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For veterans and currently serving personnel and their families

Help with career transition, jobs for ex-military personnel and jobs for families of those currently serving

Support for those caring for someone who served in the armed forces, and for families of serving personnel with caring responsibilities

Support for serving and ex-armed forces personnel

Emotional, practical and peer support

For veterans and currently serving personnel and their families

Veterans’ Gateway

The Veterans' Gateway service provides a single point of contact for veterans, their families or the bereaved who are seeking advice and support. This is a 24/7 service contactable by phone, chat, text or email.

NHS Specialist Mental Health Service - Operation Courage

Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel who are due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental health and Wellbeing Service

It doesn't matter if you’re due to leave the armed forces, just left the armed forces or left many years ago. Op COURAGE are here to help and understand the courage it takes to speak to someone.

Support in a crisis scheme

HertsHelp provides a free helpline to give you the support and advice you need in difficult times. They'll make sure you get the help you need by directing you to specialist support services who can give you confidential and anonymous advice. 

Call 0300 123 4044 for advice Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm. You can also ask to be contacted.

Veteran breakfast clubs in Hertfordshire

Breakfast clubs are completely free. The clubs are for veterans and current service personnel to meet up in a relaxed, safe, social environment. The primary aim and function of the clubs is to allow veterans to ‘return to the tribe’. For more information and to find a club near you visit the Armed Forces Breakfast Club website.

 

Armed Forces and Veterans Bikers Breakfast Club (AFVBBC) – Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

This group was formed in March 2021 and welcomes those serving in the Armed Forces or Veterans from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond.  The group will meet at various biker cafés for organised rides.  Please see the Facebook group for more information. AFVBBC (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Cambridgeshire) | Facebook.

 

Hatfield and Welwyn G.C. Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

This Club meets on the first Sunday of every month at 10am at Harpsfield Hall Wetherspoons in Hatfield. Further details available from National Liaison Officer at liaison@afvbc.net.

 

Hemel Hempstead Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club

This Club meets on the third Sunday of every month at 9.30am at the Full House, Hemel Hempstead. Further details available from hhafvbc@gmail.com.

 

Abbots Langley Veterans Support Group

The Abbots Langley Veterans Support Group meets every Monday at 12 – 4pm at Abbots Langley Men’s Club. Every first Monday of the month free advice from a wide variety of Armed Forces charities and organisations is available. All other Monday meets will be to drop in for tea and cakes, games and camaraderie. Further details available from al.veteranssg@aol.com.

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