United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

We are Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

Today we provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues.

The work we do is life-changing and often life-saving. No one else does what we do.

Our aim is to treat veterans’ symptoms and improve their quality of life. We want to help veterans tackle their past and take on the future.

Our vision is for all former servicemen and women with complex mental health problems to live full and meaningful lives.

Veterans with complex mental health conditions need a specialist team made up of different mental health professionals to help them and we provide this. Our clinicians work closely with each other and the veteran to develop a treatment plan that best suits their needs.

We directly employ our own clinical staff to provide our highly specialised treatment to UK veterans at our centres in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our treatment is available online, in the community, through outpatient appointments and also on a residential basis when required.

Our 24-hour Helpline 0800 138 1619 is available to all veterans and their families for confidential mental health advice and support. We also have a range of online self-guided resources, to help veterans with a variety of mental health difficulties, including: PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, and alcohol and substance misuse. These guides have been created by our specialist clinical team, in partnership with veterans. Guides are also available for veterans' families and employers of veterans. Visit https://selfhelp.combatstress.org.uk

Combat Stress, Company Registered in England & Wales No 00256353. Charity Registration No 206002 (SC038828 in Scotland).

  • Counselling
  • Emotional Support
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Medical Clinicians
  • Mental Health
  • Service Trauma


Ph 0800 1381619

HELPLINE: 0800 1381619
TEXT: 07537 173683
EMAIL: helpline@combatstress.org.uk

Tyrwhitt House (Head Office)
Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0BX
Telephone: 01372 587 000

Glasgow: c/o SCVO, Edward House, ​​​​​​​199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX
Telephone: 0141 471 2810

Edinburgh: c/o Edinburgh Erskine Home, 468 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7SA.
Telephone: 0131 388 8890

Belfast: 2nd floor, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD.
Telephone: 028 9026 9990

Hours of Operation



  • Online Services
  • Not-for-profit

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