Support for the RAF family

 

Our partnership with RAF Benevolent Fund provides support to the RAF family including serving members, reservists, veterans and their families.

Research suggests that while many serviceman and veterans are likely to live with a common mental health illness, many of them do not seek the support that they need.

If you have served or are currently serving in the RAF (including the Reserves) or are you a dependent family member, through this service, you can access support from professionals with direct experience of mental health issues, as well as access to local therapy if needed.

The service includes:

  • A dedicated helpline and email to provide emotional support and information
  • Therapy provision for those experiencing anxiety and/or depression+*
  • Self-help materials and subsidised annual membership to Anxiety UK

To speak to someone about how anxiety or depression may be affecting you or a loved one, please call 0344 334 1550** or email rafsupport@anxietyuk.org.uk.

+ Not available to currently serving Regulars. If you are in need of therapy treatment please contact your medical officer.

*Eligibility criteria applies

About the RAF Benevolent Fund

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund was formed nearly 100 years ago and is the RAF’s leading welfare charity, providing financial, practical and emotional support to all members of the RAF family, estimated to be over 1.5 million people.

We are here for serving and former members of the RAF, regular and reservists alike, as well as their partners and dependants, whenever they need us. In 2014, we spent almost £19 million helping nearly 40,000 members of the RAF family with a wide range of issues from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement, including social isolation, mobility and self-care issues.

To find out more about our work visit www.rafbf.org