Who we are
The Royal British Legion provides welfare to the whole Armed Forces family - serving, ex-Service and their dependants. We also campaign on a range of issues affecting Service people, are the custodian of Remembrance, run the annual Poppy Appeal and are one of the UK's largest membership organisations.
On average The Royal British Legion spends over £1.2 million a week on our welfare work. In 2009 we completed 162,000 calls for help through our Poppy Support services.
Standing shoulder to shoulder with all who serve, our mission is to be the No.1 provider of welfare, comradeship, representation and Remembrance for the Armed Forces community.
For guidance on the Royal British Legion's Welfare Support Services and how to make a referral, please download our referral guidance here.
Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for more information.
Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of veterans' mental health. We look after men and women who are suffering from a psychological condition related to their Service career. This might be depression, anxiety, a phobia or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our services are free of charge to the veteran.
Since 2005 the number of ex-Service men and women seeking our help has risen by 72%. We have a current caseload of more than 4,400 individuals - including 102 Afghanistan and 400 Iraq Veterans.
Visit www.combatstress.org.uk for more information.