Urgent help

If your needs are placing your immediate safety or the safety of others at risk, please attend your local A&E department or call 999.

Find out where your local A&E department is under find urgent and emergency care services on the NHS website.

Urgent help

If you, or others around you, think you need urgent mental health support, a telephone or written referral is available. Find out about referring to us.

London Op COURAGE offers support within 5 working days and may work alongside other NHS crisis services depending on your needs.

Managing risk to myself or others around me when 5 days is a long time

If you feel like your safety or the safety of others is at risk may be at risk in the near future, but the need is not immediate, you can speak to your local NHS urgent mental health help line, which is open 24 hours a day. 

Find out how to contact your local NHS urgent mental health help line

If you need to talk to someone, 24 hours a day

The Samaritans offers a listening ear on 116 123 or visits the Samaritans website for more contact details.

The Samaritans also offer a Veterans App. Find out more about the Samaritans Veterans App.

Combat Stress, a veterans' mental health charity, also offer a 24/7 helpline, on 0800 138/1619.

Combat Stress also offer a text service, on 07537 173 683.  

Urgent housing/financial needs

If you have an urgent help need which is connected to housing or financial need, please take a look at these resources.

For immediate housing needs visit the Veterans Aid website.

For immediate financial hardship relief visit The Veterans Charity website

Other forms of help

For general health enquiries - dial 111 or contact your local GP practice.

Concerns a child or young person is at risk of abuse or neglect call 999.