Peer and social support for ex servicemen and women
Leaving the armed forces for many can be a stressful and confusing time. Alongside the challenges associated with finding employment and housing, social support is often lost. It can be difficult for people who have not served to understand these challenges.
Our drop-in support groups provide a space for ex-servicemen and women to meet, chat, and support one another.
Our groups are hosted by ex-servicemen who have experienced the challenges and opportunities to build a new life and career outside the military.
We provide empathy and understanding, question assumptions, and encourage the development of a future-focused mindset.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Our drop-in groups are not mental health peer support groups, but we provide support for those experiencing issues with their mental health or well-being.
Groups are hosted by facilitators with lived experience of mental health conditions. Our facilitators are experienced mental health first aiders and have completed accredited training related to mental health for veterans.
We provide in-community peer support we do not provide clinical services or crisis support.
If you or someone you know are in crisis and need urgent help follow the link bellow for advice about organisations and services that will help.
You don't need to book, just drop in. These are informal groups for anyone looking to chat through some worries or just looking for some time out and a brew.
Meetup and Walk
For those that prefer to get out and about we also provide meet up and walk groups.
And leave your bergens at home this is not a TAB. These walks are open to all abilities, a chance to get out, have a chat and we end with a brew.
Location(s): Towcester, Salcey Forest
To find out more and dates for our next drop-in meeting and walks please get in touch.
Looking for a bit more of a challenge?
Join one of our events
Take part in one of our events and raise money which goes direct to fund our community mental health support projects
Don't see an event that catches your eye or have an idea for an event, please contact us we are keen to support you and anything involving walking, climbing, cycling or diving will grab our attention!
From our lived experience, we know that taking that first step to seek support is often the most difficult step.
If you feel nervous or anxious about attending one of our groups and would prefer to talk to someone 1:1, we are here to assist.
We can be contacted by:
using this form
click on 'Let's chat!' at the bottom of this page
call us on 01327 437020