To contact the Armed Forces Support Team
If you need immediate help in an emergency:
Call 999 or go to your local A&E department.
If you are in a crisis and need to speak to someone:
Call NHS 111 (for when you need help but are not in immediate danger)
Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment
Call the Samaritans on: 116123. Someone is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
For more information about Mental Health Awareness and Emotional Support visit our website.
Other local and national services that offer support:
- Buddy Buddy is a group set up by Chesterfield FC Community Trust designed to support veterans in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas by offering a safe place to meet for friendship, comradery and support. The group meet every last Thursday of the month from 6pm to 8pm and includes a guest speaker and a buffet. For more information call Oli Barnes on 01246 925115.
- Combat Stress offers specialist treatment and support with mental health issues for support for veterans from every service and conflict. Help is available 24/7
- Mental Health Motorbike is a national charity to create meaningful opportunities for the greater wellbeing of the motorbike community. The ultimate aim is to reduce suicide amongst bikers in the UK. They are building a free, dedicated network of trained Mental Health First Aiders who can support other bikers across the UK.
- PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people under the age of 35. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide. For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK on: 08000 684141. Open 9am–midnight every day.
- Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust offer services to support mental health and emotional wellbeing. Including: Hospital services; Rehabilitation services; Community mental health teams (CMHT); Specialist day services; Crisis services; Psychodynamic psychotherapy; Perinatal (mother and baby) services; Criminal justice and forensic services; Dementia services; Talking therapies; Eating disorders service; CAMHS - young people's mental health services; Early intervention in psychosis. The services also include:
- The Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service is a free-phone service available to everyone living in Derbyshire. It’s open 24/7. Tel: 0800 028 0077 if the helpline team feel you would benefit from some face-to-face support, you may be invited to our ‘safe haven’. Here you can continue to discuss your problems in a calm, welcoming environment with people who understand what you're going through.
- Mentell provides a free service available on-line or off-line to create ‘circles’ for men aged 18+ to talk (or just listen) in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.
- Mind Derbyshire provide general mental health information, including a range of advocacy and community mental wellbeing services designed to support people with mental health problems. For more information call the national Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393.