Armed Forces - Health and Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the leading veterans’ mental health charity in the UK, providing treatment for ex-Service personnel suffering with mental ill-health including Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.

Visit the Combat Stress website for more information: Combat Stress

Op Restore

Op RESTORE uses a network of both civilian and military consultants, along with welfare support from military charities, to support a veteran’s health using a holistic approach. Whilst Op RESTORE cannot shorten NHS waiting times, it seeks to ensure the veteran ‘waits well’ and is seen by the most appropriate clinician for their needs.

Visit the Op Restore website for more information: Op Restore

'Be the one' Campaign - Suicide Prevention

Be the One is Rotherham's suicide prevention campaign. Created by NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and Rotherham Council, it is about creating a social movement in Rotherham that raises awareness amongst the general population of how to help individuals in emotional distress and experiencing suicidal thoughts.

  • Raises awareness of the types of mental support available for those in need.
  • Supports the reduction of suicide rates in Rotherham.

Visit the Be the One website for more information: 'Be the one' Campaign - Suicide Prevention


RotherHive provides a range of verified practical mental health and wellbeing information, support, and advice for adults in Rotherham.

Visit the RotherHive website for more information: RotherHive

Sheffield Mind

A registered charity and one of 130+ Local Mind Associations that support the mission and values of National Mind. Their mission is to support those experiencing issues with Mental Health and to intervene early to improve wellbeing and provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They work locally with partners to improve services and increase awareness and accessibility. 

Visit the Sheffield Mind website for more information: Sheffield Mind


The sessions take place online, writing to one another via computer, smartphone or tablet, this means they can happen whenever it suits you and wherever you feel most comfortable. At the same time, giving you access to the help you need as quickly as possible. Using text based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), we’ll work with you to spot how some of your thoughts affect your behaviours and feelings, and teach you ways in which you can improve your quality of life day-to-day, in as few as 4 to 12 sessions.

Visit the IESO website for more information: IESO


Kooth is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited service, providing a free, safe and non-judgemental place for young people to connect with others and know they are not alone. They have instant access to self-help materials, live moderated discussion forums and tools such as online journals and goal trackers. Young people can also contribute written pieces of work reflecting their own experiences, as well as accessing drop-in or booked sessions with professional counsellors from 12pm-10pm weekdays and 6pm-10pm at weekends. Kooth is available to young people in Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster across the ages of 11-25 years and young people across Sheffield aged 11-18.

Visit the Kooth website for more information: Kooth


For those people bereaved/affected/exposed to suicide - phone 0330 088 9255. Leave a message on the Amparo telephone line and a member of the team will call you. Open usual hours except for Bank Holidays Amparo- this is our SY commissioned suicide liaison service offering practical and emotional support to all those bereaved and affected by suicide. there is not cut off for how long ago that suicide occurred. People can self refer or be referred. This service will also support staff affected by suicide.

Visit the Amparo website for more information: Amparo

Op Courage

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.

Visit the NHS website for more information: Op Courage

WithYou for the Armed Forces Community

WithYou for the Armed Forces Community provides support to those looking for help with their drug and alcohol use in an environment where people understand the specific culture, and challenges, associated with being a member of the armed forces community.

They work in partnership with other armed forces services to make sure staff are trained and guided to offer the best possible support for members of the armed forces community, including family members of those serving or who have served.

To find out more about the service email or to have a free and confidential online chat, visit