The change to civilian life can often be a struggle, providing many challenges. If you are unsure as to what to do next or just want a safe and confidential place to talk, don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to help you or point you in the direction of people who can help.
Employment options are many and varied. The key once leaving the service is to maximise the skills and experience you have gained to make the most of the opportunities available to you. We can help you achieve this by CV writing, coaching in interview skills and career and training signposting.
When you leave the Armed Forces you don't just leave a job, you leave a lifestyle and more importantly, in a large percentage of cases, a home.
Therefore the challenge can be twofold, employment and a home. Quite often this will mean relocating, a hard task in itself when it often feels like you’re moving from one 'world' to another!
Many of the issues that you or members of your family may be facing following your time in military service may be personal and emotional in nature. Few of us discuss these things with our family and friends (let alone our GP) and many just don't consider the idea of seeking outside counselling and help.
Emotional problems that come with readjusting to regular life following discharge can range from relationship issues or breakdown, feelings of grief or loss, to anger management issues or alcohol and substance abuse.
Keeping healthy in mind and body after discharge from the armed forces is perhaps one of the most challenging problems faced. Problems, which could range from serious and often life-changing physical injuries to mood disorders, PTSD and other issues may remain.
The charity has always been dependent on its fantastic volunteers. Most are ex-military or have a strong connection to our armed forces.
If you are interested in volunteering click on the link below.