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Combat Stress

0800 1381619

If you're currently serving, or have served in the UK Armed Forces, you can call our 24-hour Helpline to talk about mental health. If you are a family member or carer worried about a loved one or need to talk to someone yourself, you can use it too. 

Our Helpline is open all day, every day offering support and advice. This is a free and confidential service.

We are here for you if you are having a tough time, have trouble sleeping, have flashbacks, feel depressed, get anxious sometimes or just feel that something is not quite right. 

For more information click on Combat Stress Logo above

Here are some symptoms you may recognise if you've had traumatic experiences:

  • Work-related or relationship problems

  • Feeling numb and empty

  • Feeling suicidal

  • Self harm and self-destructive tendencies

  • Avoidance of people and places

  • Panic attacks/anxiety/depression/mood swings

  • Feeling isolated

  • Frequent periods of withdrawal into oneself

  • Nightmares/flashbacks/insomnia

  • Anger or aggressive behaviour

  • Feeling distrustful and suspicious/blaming others

  • Misuse of alcohol/drugs/gambling and/or food

  • Seeking out high-risk/dangerous pursuits.

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