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Personal Welfare

The following are some of the organisations that offer free support to individuals covering a myriad of personal problems and issues.  Those listed are organisations that are either nationally recognised sources of information or are more specific to the naval community and with whom the WEA has a working relationship with.  If you cannot find what you are looking for please return to the Help and Advice page and register for our services or just give us a ring.


The Citizens’ Advice Bureau is a national voluntary organisation provide free information and assistance to individuals and families on a vast range of issues and problems.  The website is a great source of information which can then be built upon by consulting with a volunteer at one of the many offices based across the UK.


With you

With You is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.  It has a military programme to provide support to the serving community.


Combat Stress

Combat Stress provides a range of community, outpatient and residential mental health services to veterans with complex mental health services. Such services can be in-person, and via phone and online. They do not provide urgent or crisis services, hospital services or any assessment and treatment under the Mental Health Act.



Seafarers' Advice & Information Line is the Citizens Advice service just for seafarers.  They provide  free advice on benefits, debt, housing and much more.


Age Concern

Age UK is the leading charity for older people providing  help, information, advice and services.


Royal Navy Benevolent Trust

The RNBT provides financial assistance and support to Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel and their families in times of need.


Naval Children’s Charity

The Naval Children’s Charity aim to provide help, support or financial assistance for children and young people who, through personal circumstances, are in need, hardship or distress.


Royal Marines Association-The Royal Marines Charity

Once a marine always a marine – providing assistance and support to the Royal Marine community