25 June, 2009


SSAFA Confidential Support Line

The Confidential Support Line is completely independent of the military chain of command and the service is totally confidential. The experienced civilian staff provides a friendly listening and advisory service for Serving personnel and their families and former members of the Armed Forces. You can talk to them about anything including personal concerns and problems. Where possible, they will give you factual information or signpost you to appropriate ways forward, but will not judge you.

The telephone support line is available 365 days a year and provides a service which is outside the chain of command. The line is open from 1030am - 10.30pm. Free phone lines operate from Germany, Cyprus and the UK:

  • From the UK (Main Line): 0800 731 4880
  • From Germany: 0800 1827 395
  • From Cyprus: 800 91065
  • From the Falkland Islands # 6111
  • From anywhere in the world (Call-back) +44 (0)1980 630854

Samaritans (Civilian)
It doesn't matter who you are - If you are in crisis, despairing or suicidal, contacting the Samaritans can make all the difference.

You can speak in total confidence with a volunteer about anything that is troubling you. You will not be judged; you will not be told what to do; but they will try to help you think things through. With Samaritans, you get the time and the space to find a way through.

Phone Icon Phone: 0845 7 90 90 90

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