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What happens when you ring the Helpline?

You will hear a short recorded message about confidentiality and then a brief silence while your call is added to our call handling system. Your call will then be answered by one of our Helpline advisors. If all the advisors are busy, you can either hold or leave a message so we can call you back.

How many times can I call the Helpline?

You can call as many times as you like. Callers often have the chance to speak to one of our nurses to begin the process of receiving help and support for their mental health.

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0800 138 1619

Call our free 24 hour helpline for veterans and serving military personnel and their families.

What sort of advice will I get?

You will find out what help is available from Combat Stress and other organisations.

What happens if I'm in a crisis situation?

We are open all day, every day, providing emotional support and advice, but we are not a crisis service. If you call us and are in crisis, we'll find someone who can help you like the Samaritans or the Accident and Emergency department at your local hospital.