Samaritans works with the Ministry of Defence and other charities to support serving personnel in the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. Click here to visit website.
Samaritans Veterans has a free app that can provide you with emotional support after your career in the Armed Forces. The Samaritans Veterans app can be accessed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Click Here for Your Samaritans Veterans App.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text us from wherever you are in the UK.
If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night. If your life is at imminent risk, please call 999 for immediate help.
AFVBC’s purpose is to facilitate veterans and serving armed forces personnel to meet face to face in a relaxed, safe, social environment to enjoy breakfast and banter, to combat loneliness, and allow veterans to ‘return to the tribe.’
Free to attend - Just turn up, pay for your own breakfast and just enjoy the company of other armed forces veterans. If you a serving Armed Forces member or a veteran in the New Forest area of Ringwood then Click here for website.
SSAFA support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served. Click here to visit website.
The Veterans’ Foundation is one of the country’s fastest-growing military charities and we are proud to work with hundreds of smaller charities and charitable organisations across UK that share our passion: to provide a better life for our Armed Forces family who are in need (our beneficiaries). Click here to visit website.
All Call Signs support models are led by peers. It is our belief, and our clients agree, that shared experience counts for a lot when it comes to getting help. That’s why all of our peer support workers are recruited from military backgrounds and it’s why this platform is reserved for veterans, service personnel and family members.
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, is dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limb loss or the use of a limb, an eye or loss of sight in the honourable service of our country. Click here to visit website.
The Forces Employment Charity provides life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to Service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families, regardless of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving. Click here to visit website.
FVUK aim to offer a support service to all Veterans looking for assistance and if we cannot directly assist we can act as a gateway to assist people in getting to the right organisation or support service to meet their exact needs. FVUK have a Buddy Scheme who support all referrals and assess support needs. Click here to visit website.
Models for Heroes (M4H) is the first charitable organisation in the UK to support the use of model making hobbies within former and current Armed Forces and Emergency Service Personnel in the United Kingdom. Contact Ringwood Veterans Hub for more information.
The Memory Box Project aims to engage, support & share memories with people living with dementia in Hampshire. Since February 2016, The Memory Box Project has delivered sessions in hospitals, care homes, day centres and other groups. They are funded by The National Lottery Community Fund which enables them to be able to offer this service free of charge to all of their groups.
Forest Arts. Hampshire Cultural Trust is an independent charity that provides outstanding cultural experiences to both residents and visitors to the region. They provide arts workshop events for us.
The Association of Service Drop-In Centres (ASDIC) represents and links veterans’ Drop-Ins across the country. Sometimes called Hubs or Centres, Drop-Ins offer a variety of welfare and mental health support, together with comradeship and a sense of well-being, to the ex-military community and their families. Click here to visit website.
Armed Forces Covenant. The covenant focusses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.
Greyfriars are a registered charity and the Community Centre for the market town of Ringwood – over 100 clubs, societies and organisations regularly meet in our various halls and rooms. We also hire out our halls and rooms for functions, events and meetings.
The Ringwood Community Fridge is a friendly, accessible and community-led initiative, based in the Library at Greyfriars, in Ringwood. It is open to everyone, regardless of means and is not a food bank, or a solution to food poverty. Click here to visit website.
Fordingbridge Surgery is dedicated to providing a high quality of service in a caring environment. They have a very useful list of links to supportive websites for veterans. Click here to visit website.