If you have been injured during your service and end up leaving, either voluntarily or as a result of medical discharge, it is important that you continue to access treatment for your injury through the NHS.
You should speak to your GP about what services are available to you including mental health services.
If you are struggling to access NHS services or feel like you need additional support then there are a number of charities who might be able to help fund treatment or provide specialist aids and equipment.
The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion fund and support recovery centres across the country helping wounded, injured and sick personnel and veterans. There also offer help with securing funding for aids and equipment and any home adaptations you might need. You can find more information about their services here. You can find your local RBL branch by searching here. If you can’t find a service near you then you contact their helpline.
Additional charity support
SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity provides help and support to veterans suffering with a physical disability and their families.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity provides grants to individuals and families. You can find out more information on their website about the type of help they can offer.
Blesma provides help for veterans who have lost a limb and can offer specialist services such as advice for those who need a prosthetic limb, and information about returning to work and getting financial support.
Forward Assist support veterans who are struggling to adjust to civilian life. Their work is aimed at supporting marginalised, socially isolated or disenfranchised veterans.