From 1 July 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be dissolved, and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will take over the responsibility for NHS functions and budgets. We will become part of NHS Humber and North Yorkshire ICB. You can continue to use this website to find the information you need, which remains relevant for the Hull area.

Family Support

Mental health problems are common and can affect anyone, including ex-forces personnel, veterans, serving personnel, reservists and their families. It is important to get help and support if you or someone you know has mental health problems.

There are a number of local and national services available to support you and your family:

Army Veterans
If you need to talk to somebody, Combat Stress have a dedicated mental health support helpline for veterans and their families. This provides confidential advice and support and is free to call for veterans, family members and carers. This helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0800 138 1619. Alternatively call the North outreach team on 01292561350 or email OutreachNorth@CombatStress.org.uk

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces. They provide help and support to bereaved military children and young people aged 0-25, through our four Family Programmes; Smiles, Support, Strides and Springboard.

Hull 4 Heroes aim to ensure that the transition back into civilian life and regular employment is as seamless as possible. Our ever-growing network of support creates homes, provides education and sources employment for veterans who have put their lives on the line in the name of their country and its people. The Hull 4 Heroes have a GEO group, named after George ‘Geo’ Ellis a former Yorkshire Regiment soldier who took his own life, is a place where former and current service men can come together, talk, and ‘get emotion out’. The sessions run every Wednesday from 6pm at the Hull 4 Heroes office on Whitefriargate; no need to book, just turn up. There is also the Lisa's Ladies Talking Group, named after Lisa Bateman a former soldier in the Royal Medical Corps who took her own life at 34. The sessions run every Wednesday from 6pm at the Hull 4 Heroes office on Whitefriargate; no need to book, just turn up. The team are based at 7 Whitefriargate, Hull Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 to 3pm. General enquiries can be made by emailing enquiries@hull4heroes.org.uk or calling 01482 534483. For support email support@hull4heroes.org.uk or call 01482 428019. Telephone lines are open or answer phone 24/7. Find out more about Hull 4 Heroes here and more about the Veterans Village here.
SSAFA provide a range of specialist services and offer practical, financial and emotional support. Call SSAFA on 01964 552837 (Option 3) or the SSAFA Forcesline on 07749476055. Join the SSAFA group on Facebook here, email the team on eyorks.branch@ssafa.org.uk and visit the website here.
Hull City Council can offer advice and support on a range of issues including health and wellbeing, employment, finance, welfare and housing. Click here to find out more. For help in the East Riding of Yorkshire click here.
Formally the Veterans Community Hub, the team are based at The Octagon, Walker St, HU3 2RA. The Armed Forces Community Hub can offer a range of support to serving, and ex-forces personnel, their families and carers, including housing, social isolation, welfare, finances, employment, education and training. Call the hub coordinator, Joanne Atkinson, on 07712321429. Visit their Facebook page here and read more about the service here.
Details of support and services available to the Armed Forces community and their families living in the East Riding of Yorkshire, including information on community and relationships, families, children and young people, health and wellbeing, employment and education, housing and money advice is available here.
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