Stressed, depressed or confused?

We all get stressed or confused in certain situations, it's quite natural. And in your line of work you may be in difficult, stressful situations for long periods at a time.  

It's not just the stresses of deployment, sometimes even everyday things can seem like mountains, and everyone reacts differently to things depending on their frame of mind.  

So, if you feel the problem is taking over your life and making you depressed, it's time to get help before the situation gets any worse.

Get help now from any of the organisations below.

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Organisations   Telephone/email  Website  Notes
 Big White Wall  020 7060 1677 Big White Wall A safe, online environment to express feelings and emotions. Free access for service personnel, veterans and their families.
Breathing space (Scotland)

 0800 858 587



Breathing space


A free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood depression or anxiety. It works in partnership with many organisations including those working directly with veterans.

Combat Stress

0800 138 1619

24 hour helpline


Online contact form

Combat Stress

The veterans mental health charity for free treatment and support. For the military and their families.

Counselling Directory 0844 8030 240 Counselling Directory A directory of professional counsellors or psychotherapists covering a wide range of mental health and emotional issues. Insert your postcode to find one near you.
Gardening Leave 01292 521444

Referral form can be downloaded from the website

 Gardening Leave

Gardening Leave tends to the invisible wounds of conflict. It uses horticultural therapy to support troubled Armed Forces veterans, with mental health issues, on their journey to good health and their transition to civilian life.

 NHS  n/a

Depression support groups - find support services near you and links to organisations that can help.

Free iphone app

Self-help groups allow people with depression to provide as well as receive help. Joining a self-help group can make you feel in control of your health. People in these groups support one another, which can help your self-confidence.

A free App, designed for serving Personnel, to download on to your iphone giving information on mental health problems and where to get help.


08457 90 90 90 (UK)
1850 60 90 90 (ROI)

24 hours a day, 365 days a year



A national charity for anyone. Talk to them any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Scottish Association for Mental Health(SAMH)


0141 530 1000



Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

Operates a range of services across Scotland for people with mental health problems. Some of their specialised services include working directly with the Armed Forces Community and organisations that support them.


Forcesline - 0800 731 4880

Monday to Friday between 10.30am-7.30pm
See the website for contact details from other countries

Online contact form

Forces Help For free practical and emotional support and advice for the military and their families. Forcesline is confidential and completely independent of any chain of command.