Our work to support the Forces and their families began in 1885. We’ve been there ever since. Today we provide lifelong support to anyone who has ever served in the Army, Navy and RAF, and their families. SSAFA is a charity that does whatever it takes to get things done. We provide practical support and assistance to servicemen and women, veterans, and the families of both, every single day of the year. We understand that your time in the Forces can have an impact, now and in the future. But the challenges everyone faces are different, so whatever the problem is, we’ll find a way to solve it.
How we can help you
SSAFA has developed a mentoring service to support our wounded, injured and sick Service personnel as they move into civilian life.
We work in partnership with the Army Recovery Capability (ARC) on the scheme. It is funded by the Royal Foundation for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, The Forces in Mind Trust, ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity and The Army Central Fund. SSAFA mentoring support operates independently of the Army's welfare support service.
Mentoring is a powerful tool that can help you; to achieve personal goals during your transition to civilian life. As well as feeling vulnerable, and perhaps apprehensive about leaving the Services, you may also be facing the additional challenge of managing an illness or disability.
Our mentors, like all SSAFA volunteers, have been fully trained and offer one-to-one support for up to a year as you go through your transition to civilian life.
What support does our mentoring scheme offer?
- A readily accessible one-to-one support relationship to underpin the process of transition into civilian life.
- A personally dedicated, confidential and trusted ally, allowing the service leaver to engage in and explore ideas.
- Unconditional and consistent collaboration from another person, to reflect and determine the best within themselves.
- The ability to access their own strengths, develop their own strategies and ascertain their own ideals.