Armed Services and Ex-service people (Veterans) Services

Broughton house

Established in 1916 to provide treatment to the thousands of soldiers returning from the trenches of WW1, Broughton House has since evolved into a dedicated charity and nursing home for veterans living their remaining years amongst friends and a team committed to caring all those who served us.

Broughton House's mission is to meet the ever changing needs of the entire armed forces community throughout every stage of their life. They offer a warm and safe environment that encourages independence and choice through residential, experienced nursing and respite care.

Contact Details

0161 7402737

Broughton House Veteran Care Village, Park Lane, Salford M7 4JD

Op Courage

Op COURAGE is an NHS mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families. Op COURAGE can help you and your family with a range of support , including:

  • Supporting with intensive emergency care/treatment if you’re in a crisis
  • helping you transition from military to civilian life by providing mental health care with Defence Medical Services (DMS)
  • supporting armed forces families affected by mental health problems and access local services
  • helping you recognise and treat early signs of mental health problems as well as more advanced conditions and trauma
  • helping you to access other NHS mental health services
  • helping you get in touch with charities and local organisations who can support your wider health and wellbeing needs, such as housing, relationships, finances, employment, drug and alcohol misuse and social support

You can contact the service in many ways, including:

  • directly getting in touch yourself, or through a family member or friend
  • asking a GP to refer you
  • asking a charity to refer you

Contact Details

0800 652 2867

The Op COURAGE urgent care and support service is accessible by healthcare referral only.

Pennine care

Pennine care offer services to support British ex-serving personnel who are experiencing mental health difficulties, related to their time and experiences in the armed forces.

The transition, intervention and liaison service (TILS) is a North West-wide community service for ex-serving personnel and those transitioning out of the armed forces with a discharge date. This offers a single point of entry, assessment and brief intervention to veterans who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

The Military Veterans Service is a community-based psychological therapy service for veterans who live in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

You can contact either of these by calling 03003230707 or emailing

Contact Details


SSAFA | The Armed Forces charity

SSAFA provide lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. SSAFA believe everyone is entitled to lifelong support, no matter how long you have served.

SSAFA helps the armed forces community in a number of ways, though providing direct support to individuals in need of physical or emotional care, addiction, relationship breakdown, debt, homelessness, post-traumatic stress, depression and disability. SSAFA is committed to helping our brave men and women overcome these problems, and rebuild their lives.

You can contact the 'Forcesline' on 0800 260 6767 for help 9am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday or complete the Forcesline contact form

Feel free to pop into a breakfast club at the Eddy Bears Cafe in Brinnington on the first Saturday of the month at 10am.

Contact Details

0800 260 676         Manchester branch: 0300 365 1885

SSAFA GM Branch Office, TAVR Centre, TAVR Centre, Belle Vue Street, Manchester


Formerly known as the Big White Wall, Togetherall offers a place of safety without judgement for people to get together virtually to support each other.

Access is provided by the UK Ministry of Defence and NHS England to all serving personnel, veterans and family members.

Togetherall also provide recommended resources, information and self-guided courses to support you whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety or other common mental health related problems. You can access togetherall 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details

Complete their online form

Togtherall, 36-38 Whitefriars Street, London EC4Y 8BQ

Trafford Veterans

Trafford Veterans is a group of armed forces veterans, emergency service personnel and local volunteers, who all live in Trafford, Greater Manchester. The group was formed in 2015  after the two founding members left the armed forces and faced a struggle with physical and mental injuries.

Trafford Veterans run a number of activities and encourage people to share their hobbies and skills to form new projects and groups.

They're working to establish a Hub in Trafford that could be used as a one stop shop for veterans and emergency service community. The vision is to have a place for people to easily drop in for advice, activities, for company, have a chat and a cup of tea and be with like-minded people.

Contact Details

Claire Wright on 07947865500

Instagram:@traffordveterans Twitter:@TraffordVetsUK Facebook:@TraffordVetsUK

Veterans Gateway

Veterans’ Gateway offers information, advice and support for veterans and their families. They put you in touch with the organisations best placed to help you with the support you need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships, mental wellbeing and more.

Veterans’ Gateway is made up of a consortium of organisations and Armed Forces charities, including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.

As many of the team are veterans themselves they understand the issues that you could face after leaving the Armed Forces and will work with you on a one to one basis to support you.

There are a few ways you can get in touch; via phone, Livechat (free service), email or you can use the Self Help service to find local help. The team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact Details

Freephone in the UK 0808 802 1212           Text 81212                  Live Chat

Visit their contact form via their website

Reg office, Veterans Gateway, PO Box 6997, Cardiff, CF15 5DT

Walking with the Wounded

Walking With The Wounded is a military charity for ex-military and supports disadvantaged veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence, focusing on employment.

Walking with the Wounded do this by offering assistance through their programmes for veterans who've been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and assist them in sustaining independence through careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System.

Contact Details

Walking with the Wounded, Manchester office: 42 Canada Street Manchester M40 8AE