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The PWRR Association – Southern Branch is here to support the entire PWRR Family – serving, retired and their families. No matter what stage of your career or life, you can always turn to us for help.

Urgent Mental Health (MH)​ Crisis? Tigers never fight alone, we use our IA Drill, ‘1-2-3’:

  1. If an urgent Risk to life/ self-harm = Call 999 immediately (for a missing person call Police on 101). 
  2. For Immediate MH aid = Call 0800 138 1619 or text: 07537 404 719 or email: helpline@combatstress.org.uk (If still serving call 0800 323 4444 (a 24/365 MH helpline for serving military personnel & families, run by Combat Stress /MoD).
  3. Contact RHQ, the Association , Branch or Local Ambush for genuine Tiger Comradeship & Care. And read on below…

Adjusting to life after Infantry Service is a challenge for many; life is easier if you know the facts and drills… 

  • Not all veterans need Mental Health (MH) help but some do; Tigers respect all comrades who need help or a chat.  There’s loads of free UK expert help that we signpost to you on this page…
  • Watch video‘Not in the Army Now’ is here  – a must watch’ on why veterans are different! [4x15min] – Click Here
  • Watch video: ‘How Sleep the Brave?‘ – the impact of PTSD MH. Powerful stories. [10 mins] – Click Here

Adjustment Reaction – It is quite normal post Infantry service to miss your friends, regimental life and all aspects. This can be fine for some, harder for others. Depression, anger issues, grumpiness, relationship issues, etc. are experienced by many – you are not alone. It happens.

This is not PTSD as many think but it still needs help. There is loads of free help available out there – click our links.  

PTSD is a trauma related experience; after a bad event or stress pressure. This can be nightmares or panic or other symptoms. Veterans can suffer this but most have an adjustment reaction. 

The ‘IA Drill’ is to speak up – don’t wait. You can be helped easier than you think. Click on Combat Stress pages for more good MH intel and help.

Prevention and Chat?​ PWRR Association mates offer Comradeship, Communication & Care. Chat it over with comrades and also look online for ways you can cool off and decompress in daily life: Art, Music, Reading, Nature, Cycling, Hobbies, etc. Grab some ‘me time’  & try something new… Raise some £ for our own fantastic PWRR ASB like many ordinary Tigers do – a  brilliant way to put something back in, raise awareness and help those Tigers in need. See Shane Hayter’s example and support him with a fiver via the button below. A cost of a pint for the regt…goes a long way. Let’s roll… Contact Shane if you want to know how to do the fundraising pages, etc. 

If you want to be a happier and healthier person try one of our easy top tips: 

  1. The White Wall is FREE for veterans – saving £9.99 a month, supported by H4H.
  2. Ideas on self help solutions + good free help at Help4Heroes (as always!).  Absolutely superb from a huge £200M charity we all raised £ for – so use it!?
  3. Register at your GP so they know ‘YOU HAVE SERVED’ & it is on your docs. There is then (only then) a better funded care level open to you via your GP. Call them now. 
  4. If you have never talked about your operational tours, try to. It helps. We all need to talk. 
  5. If you are dehydrated you know the signs, yes? Well, MH issues have similar symptoms but watch anger or moodiness… do you look like the tigers below at times? It could mean you need a ‘check up from the neck up‘. Get one… Warriors must stay fit & mentally fit too. 
  6. If you see mates feeling ‘down’, send them this page. Talk them through the links over a coffee. Watch the videos with them. Walk them down to the GP – you may change their life. 
  7. Breakfast clubs for you: AFVBC – friendly chat over brews and bacon. Try one/start one…

The PWRR Association – Southern Branch is here to support the entire PWRR Family – serving, retired and their families. No matter what stage of your career or life, you can always turn to us for help.

Please fill in the form to the best of your knowledge. If you would prefer to call us we can be reached on (Helpline Coming Soon).

SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army or the Royal Air Force.

We’re ready to help you and your family, whenever and wherever you need us. Call 0800 731 4880 or visit the website for more information.

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

Call 0808 802 8080 for the Royal British Helpline or visit the website for more information.

Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

We’re here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call us.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – The National Charity of the British Army. Here for soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families, for life.

For general enquiries please call us on Tel: 0207 901 8900 or visit our website for more information.

Our 24-hour Helpline is on hand to provide confidential mental health advice to all current and former military personnel as well as families and carers. Call 0800 138 1619, text 07537 404 719 (standard charges may apply for texts), or email helpline@combatstress.org.uk.

There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky.

We make it quick and easy by being your first point of contact for whatever support you need, whether you are based in the UK or abroad.

They work with people on a one-to-one basis, connecting them with the right support as soon as possible.

We’re here when you need us, whether you’re a Veteran of our Armed Forces or currently serving, a family member or loved one. Whatever your illness or injury, we are just a phone call or email away. But we’re not here to give you a pat on the back. We are here to empower you, to help you regain your purpose and have a positive impact on society. By joining us you can be part of The Force for Good.

Breakfast Clubs are completely FREE… And will remain free!

There are no fees or subs; they do not exist to raise funds for any national charity, organisation or business; Breakfast Clubs exist simply to facilitate veterans (also quite often current service personnel) meeting face to face in a relaxed, safe, social environment; that is our primary aim and function above all others, to allow veterans to ‘return to the tribe’.

Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) provides a monthly Drop-In meeting and weekly mental health therapies for former members of the British Armed Forces and Reserves and their direct family members, including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Merchant Navy.

The VOS Drop-In is a welcoming and relaxed place providing social support and access to a range of welfare and mental health services.

The VOS Drop-In is open on the first Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 6pm in the Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth.

PTSD Resolution is a charity (no. 1133118) that helps Veterans, Reservists and Families who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of trauma suffered during service in the armed forces.

For free, immediate, local help ring 0300 302 0551 or visit our website.