A Listening Ear
Sometimes all that is needed is someone to listen. Whatever you are going through, whether big or small don't bottle it up. If you are feeling worried about something, feel upset, distressed or confused - talk to someone.
The Padre is a useful first port of call who will understand fully the pressures of Service life and of course anything said to them is in confidence.
If you would prefer to talk to someone a little more removed from the Service then SSAFA has social workers at most RAF Stations and they also have a 100% confidential helpline.
The RAF Benevolent Fund have teamed up with Relate to provide a counselling service especially for RAF Personnel their partners and families. The first 6 sessions are free irrespective of income and there is also the option of online support.
The Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for poeple who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Support Line offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.
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