Family Links

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For links to external organisations that deal with relationship issues please see our Relationship section.

For links to external organisations that deal with stress and addiction please see our Non-Service Support section.

BLESMA – A national charity for limbless ex-Service personnel and those who have suffered other disabilities during service.

Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) – This organisation has been established specifically for Service families. It is aware of the unique circumstances of Service families and can offer advice on all aspects of a child’s education within the UK and overseas. You can contact CEAS on: 01980 618255 or e-mail:

FAFDU (Families & Friends of Deployed Units) – Run free/low cost social events around the country for the families of personnel serving away from home. For up coming events please them on 023 9252 4511 or check their Facebook page.

Families of the FallenThis charity delivers extra financial help to the families of British servicemen and servicewomen killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

Foreign & Commonwealth – Information & support for Foreign & Commonwealth families & serving personnel.

RNRM Welfare Information Office – Whatever your issue, your local HIVE can provide you with help and information, signposting you to the relevant professional support agencies.

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) – Provides an emergency casualty and compassionate reporting centre for all the Armed Forces. If your relative is overseas and a situation calls for their return on compassionate grounds you must contact the JCCC on: +44 (0)1452 519951 to apply for their return. The helpline is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mutual Support – A site specifically for those living with MS in a forces environment.

Parent – Funded by the Department for Education this website is aimed at the parents/carers of children between 5-19 years old. The site is packed with free, short videos covering topics such as bullying, peer pressure and homework.

Relationship Central – This organisation offers advice on coping with separation during deployment  and also run marriage courses.

Royal Navy website – The Royal Navy website is a comprehensive site that provides a wealth of information covering a vast range of family-related issues. There are also discussion forums and chat rooms, which you can participate in by registering in the Member’s Area.

RN & RM Reserves Guide – Important information for families of Reservists in the RN & RM.

Service Families Employment Scheme – An employment portal for partners and working age dependants of Service personnel.

Short Term Accommodation – Visit this part of our website for details of the temporary accommodation options for Service personnel and families.

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) – Supporting the ex-Service community; providing health and social services, running a confidential support line and delivering holidays for children with additional needs.  You can contact SSAFA on: 0845 1300 975.

Blind Veterans UK – Providing crucial assistance to ex-Service men and women with very significant loss of sight.

The Ripple Pond – A self-help support group for families of injured service personnel. The group is there for any family member who feels they would like support. There are three groups, covering Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex.

The Samaritans – Provide confidential, non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Victim Support – An independent charity that helps people cope with the effects of crime.

Victory Services Club– A private member’s club in London for retired and serving members of the Armed Forces.

Will – Click to view the document entitled ‘A Guide To Making A Will’.

Winston’s Wish – The leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families.

Workbook – Click to download a copy of a Workbook specially designed for children whose special person is going away.