Forces Veterans

Ruby Country Medical Group is an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice, awarded by the RCGP - Royal College of General Practitioners. 

If you are, or have been, a member of the Armed Forces and want to know what this means to you click on the link: Forces Veterans

 

If you want to know what a veteran friendly practice is, and what we are able to offer you go to: What we offer

 

For our committment to you in our NHS Charter go to: Patient Charter for Veterans

 

For tips about how the get the most from your veteran friendly practice go to: Top Tips for Veterans

 

 

EVERYDAY LIVING SUPPORT

The Royal British Legion (RBL) are offering grants of up to £2,400 to veterans and their families to help with cost of living expenses.

To find out more click HERE 

Telephone: 0808 802 8080

If you need help accessing this support please speak to one of the Social Prescribing team.

 

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VETERANS HELPLINES

If we are closed, Combat Stress offer a 24/7 Helpline to Veterans. Call 0800 138 1619 or go on-line by clicking COMBAT STRESS

OpCourage is The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service. For those in the Southwest call 0300 034 9986. Follow the link for details: OpCOURAGE

If you are still serving and need to talk about your mental health, please call the Military Mental Health Helpline on 0800 323 4444.

SALUTE HER

Salute Her UK is a strong voice advocating for a holistic, compassionate continuum of services, treatment and care for our women veterans, families, care givers and care providers. 

Also active on Facebook, X and Instagram.

Tel: 0191 250 4877

Website: https://www.saluteher.co.uk/contact

VETERANS WITH DOGS

Veterans with Dogs is the UK's leading organisation that trains and provides mental health assistance dogs exclusively for current and former members of the British Armed Forces.

Tel: 01626 798030

Website: https://veteranswithdogs.org.uk/

PTSD

For a Combat Stress article on the day-to-day reality of living with post-traumatic stress disorder click HERE

SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

For some top tips from Combat Stress on how to survive at Christmas, if this is a tough time for you, click HERE

HELPLINE: 0800 138 1619 - open 24/7 every day of the year including Christmas Day.

RESOURCES FOR VETERANS IN CORNWALL

Inclusion Cornwall has pulled together a listing of useful resources available to veteransa military personnel living in Cornwall.

To read and download click HERE

DEVON FORCES FAMILY

Information hub for forces families and veterans living in Devon. Devon Forces Family provides information for anyone who has ever served in any branch of the armed forces and is now living in Devon, or is planning to move here.

Tel(Forcesline)0800 260 6767

Website: https://www.devonforcesfamily.org.uk/

 

VETERANS GATEWAY

Information and support for veterans and their families; the first point of contact and available 24/7 for help across housing, mental wellbeing, finances and more. Access the friendly helpline team by phone, chat, text and email.

Tel: 0808 802 1212 or text 81212

Website: https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/

 

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VETERANS REGROUP - Bodmin

Veterans Regroup Monthly Hub in Bodmin will be starting on Tuesday 14th November 2023 from 10:00 – 14:00. These hubs are for armed forces veterans and their families to access a range of support: benefits, wellbeing, housing, health, employment, debt etc.

Held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Court Room 2. Bodmin Town Council, Shire Hall, Mount Folly Square, Bodmin, PL31 2DQ.

Tel: 01872 703309

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Veteransregroup/

ARMED FORCES VETERAN CARD

HM Armed Forces Veteran Card is a way to prove that you served in the UK armed forces, making it quicker and easier to apply for support as a veteran.
It’s free to apply, and you can do it all online.
Have a look here:
https://www.gov.uk/veteran-card


Op COURAGE

Op COURAGE is the integrated Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, working in partnership with Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust, Combat Stress, WalkDoing With The Wounded, Mental Health Matters and Togetherall.

This partnership builds on the existing provision across the South West to ensure that veterans can access a range of specialist support and treatment, tailored to their specific needs. This provision brings together mental health, physical health and wellbeing support.

Tel: 0300 034 9986

Website: HERE

COMBAT STRESS

If you have served or are currently serving in the UK Armed Forces, you can call the Combat Stress’ 24-hour mental health helplines. Available 24/7 every day of the year for serving servicemen and women, veterans and their families.

HELPLINE: 0800 138 1619

Text on 07537 173683 

Serving personnel and their families can also call: 0800 323 4444 

Website: https://combatstress.org.uk/helpline