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Emotional wellbeing

It's perfectly normal to feel low or anxious sometimes, but when this starts to become overwhelming and interferes with your daily life, it is important to reach out for support. That's why we have number of services to support members of the RAF Family experiencing difficulties.

Listening and counselling service

listening and counselling

Our listening and counselling service provides free and confidential emotional support for RAF veterans, serving personnel and their partners.

Counselling for children and young people

Youth couselling

Our specialist counselling service offers emotional support to children aged five to 18.

Mindfulness training for serving personnel

Mindfulness

Our mindfulness programme aimed at the serving community will help you learn techniques to increase your happiness and reduce any stress you may be experiencing. The programme grants you free membership to Headspace.

Support helpline

Emotional support helpline

Our emotional support helpline, provided by Vita Health Group, has experienced counsellors ready to take your call.

Gambling support

Gambling support

The RAF Benevolent Fund has partnered with GamCare to offer support to people who have a problem with gambling.

Wellbeing resources

Wellbeing resources

For tips and advice on ways to manage your wellbeing, we can provide you with access to a wellbeing portal which has lots of information to help you.

How we helped Andrew

A career in the military is more than just a job, it's a way of life, a brotherhood and a family. But what happens if that’s cut short unexpectedly? Former RAF serviceman Andrew Stevens talks about his personal experience of leaving the RAF and how he spent 10 years battling a condition he didn't know he had.

Am I eligible for support?

View our eligibility checklist to see if you would qualify for help.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your situation, please give us a call on 0300 102 1919 or submit a query online.