Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) support

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect those from the Armed Forces community due to their service. You are not alone - there are local and national support services to assist with your recovery.

Op COURAGE: the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families.

Op COURAGE is a new overarching name for the following Veteran’s mental health services:

  • the Veterans' Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service (TILS)
  • the Veterans' Mental Health Complex Treatment Service (CTS)
  • the Veterans' Mental Health High Intensity Service (HIS)

The new name was created to make it easier for veterans and those leaving the military to find help.

Call 0300 323 0137 or email (includes the Op COURAGE urgent care and support service for the Midlands). 

Combat Stress


Combat Stress provide mental health support for veterans and serving personnel through a wide range of clinical therapies, residential treatments and ongoing support. Call their free helpline:

  • 0800 138 1619 (24 hours) 


Mind is a mental health charity that can support you through recovery.  They also operate crisis cafes for out of hours support throughout the county:

Warrior Programme

If you are through a clinical recovery but feel you need additional support or tools to manage in daily life, the Warrior Programme provides residential courses to build confidence, raise self esteem and manage emotions. Courses are free and come with a 12-month support package.

PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution is a military charity that can support you with therapy through its network or therapists:

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes have various courses you can attend to help improve your mental health and support you through associated social problems.