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Youth counselling service

To support the children and young people of the RAF Family we have launched a specialist counselling service. Whether you or your partner are currently serving in the RAF or have previously served, we are here to help.

Youth counselling

One in eight children may have experienced a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression.

The service, provided through Relate, is available for children and young people aged 11 to 18 and on a case by case basis for those aged 5 to 10. The service offers support on a wide range of wellbeing and mental health issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood and depression
  • Behavioural issues
  • Managing family separation
  • Family change – divorce, separation, bereavement or new stepfamilies
  • Sexuality
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bullying
  • Academic pressure

To find out more, or just have a chat about the service, please call our Wellbeing Services helpline on 0300 222 5703 or email for more information. Our helpline is open Monday - Friday 09:30 - 15:30. Outside these hours please either leave a voicemail or email us. We will endeavor to respond within five working days. 

Am I eligible for support?

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