Mental fitness is all about the good management of good mental health. HeadFIT for Life helps defence people stay mentally fit and on top of their game. By the Ministry of Defence and Heads Together.
Advice for Armed Forces Veterans to access health services.
Call or email Sheila Taylor, Veterans Champion for Mental Health at Sompar.
Support for Soldiers and Military families. Providing practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families.
We are a friendly group of ex-Servicepeople, including ex-Emergency Services, who meet up to socialise, share experiences and help each other find support in the community.
Our meetings are on the first Saturday of the month, from 12-2pm, following the Veterans Breakfast Club which starts at 9:30.
Yeovil Labour Club, Unity Hall, Central Rd, Yeovil BA20 1JL.
The Royal British Legion supports serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families and carers. Advice on finance, independent living, care, respite, recovery, and employment is available. Helpline is open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support.
There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky.
We make it quick and easy by being your first point of contact for whatever support you need, whether you are based in the UK or abroad.
Many of our team are veterans themselves so they understand the issues that people face after leaving the Armed Forces.
They work with people on a one-to-one basis, connecting them with the right support as soon as possible.
Every Wednesday morning from 10.30am – 12.30pm, HUB2 runs a coffee morning at The Balsam Centre in Wincanton. A place for military and local families can get together for cake and a chat.
On the third Wednesday of every month, Welfare Officers from the Navy and the Army drop in to the coffee morning to answer any queries. Military and local families are all welcome.
Contact Nicola Micklewright for more details.
Gives direct support and signposting to the many charities in the veterans sector, to veterans and ex uniformed public services personnel.
– information & guidance
– signposting to appropriate charities
– mental and physical health
– personal development and recovery
– accessing grants
– education & employment advice
– business startup and self-employment support
– accessing Regimental Association support
The Women’s Shed was established in June 2017 and has gone from strength to strength. It was designed to run in a similar fashion to the popular Men’s Shed also at the Balsam Centre. We share our skills or have professionals come in to run some sessions.
The project provides women from military and local families access to traditional craft activities such as:
Meets at The Balsam Centre in Wincanton every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Contact Nicola Micklewright for more information.