If you’re a Veteran and are in need of support, then contact these charities below to see how you can be helped.
The National Gulf Veterans and Families Association
First established in 1999 in response to the debilitating health effects that veterans of the first Gulf War had begun to experience after their service, NGVFA is a a registered charity run by a small team and with a Board of Trustees that includes Veterans as well as trained counselling professionals. Since it’s establishment the organisation has been focused on improving the day-to-day lives of veterans of the Gulf Conflicts. They are also committed to assisting the families of veterans through the use of counselling and advocacy.
Phone: 0845 257 4853 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Combat Stress is one of the leading Veterans’ Mental Health charities. Although the good people at Combat Stress don’t focus specifically on Gulf War Veterans, they still offer support to any ex-servicemen or women who are in need of support or treatment for any Mental Health issues. More than 6,000 veterans are registered with Combat Stress, helping out Gulf Veterans suffering from PTSD, but the charity has been helping veterans out for nearly a hundred years now.
Phone: 0800 138 1619 Email: email@example.com.
Based in the Scottish Highlands, Outpost started out as a simple charity walk. Kat Hindle and Carl Burns, both from military families, wanted to walk from Inverness to Ullapool – a 57 mile trek that they organised and took part in March 2013. Since the first walk, there has been an Annual 57 Mile Walk along the same route, through the Highlands, raising money to support British Forces both at home and abroad. They offer a wide range of services to veterans and are always keen to talk to veterans of the Gulf conflicts.
Phone: 01854 655 314 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Legion
Probably the most recognisable of all the Veteran support charities, the British Legion works to aid all veterans from Her Magesty’s Armed Forces, first forming in 1921 in the aftermath of World War I. The Legion were the originators of the Poppy Appeal and spearhead the campaign for Remembrance every year, although it’s important to remember that they help all veterans from British Armed Forces. They recently launched a campaign to commemorate the 25th anniversary of combat ops in the First Gulf War and are calling on the government to invest in further research into Gulf War Illnesses.
Phone: 0808 802 8080 Email: email@example.com