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Helpful Resources

Here is where you can find useful links and contacts to help your own needs. 

As well as our services, there are many platforms that are specifically tailored to your needs.

All of these platforms are charity driven, NHS approved and allow people to anonymously seek advice and help.

Take a look through our A - Z list to find extra support.

Advice from The Light Dragoons

To see interviews and stories told by some familiar faces, you can take a look at our YouTube channel here

We travel up and down the country to hear your stories and advice for life after service.

  • YouTube

Applying for What You Need

Universal Credit aims to ensure you will be better off in work and makes it easier for you to start a new job or work more hours. As your take home pay increases Universal Credit will reduce gradually so you won't lose all your benefits at once if you're on a low income.

These Government funding schemes are there for those who need it, all you need to do is apply.

CV Creator 

If you are in need of work, want to expand, or want to change your current career - we are offering CV building services free of charge with a referral from the Light Dragoons Peer Support Group.

Our friendly services will help you at any stage of employment.

Simply email our assistant with your CV (if you have it) attached to your message. 

Click the button below to contact

Talking Platforms A - Z

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)



CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably. A charity providing a mental health helpline and webchat.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)


Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.


Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.



Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)


No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider's Access Charge


Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)



Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)



Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most:

Peer support forum:



Armed Forces Outreach Service

North East Accommodation 

The Armed Forces Outreach Service supports members of the Armed Forces community, including those who have left (regardless of how long ago) or are leaving. The service also offers support and advice to serving reservists and to family members of the above groups.


The service has a point of contact within the different councils and housing providers across Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside, Durham and Northumberland. 

St.Peters Court (in association with Local Giving) provides ex-service personnel with the confidence to become independent will allow them to move on with their lives and become part of the local community once again.


They can then contribute to the local economy and source gainful employment long term.St Peter's Court tenants have recently engaged with the local community by taking part in the Newcastle RVI hospital children's cancer run. The tenants are also looking to support the local parish church with a wild life project this summer.

Op Courage: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health and wellbeing, the rest of the family can be affected.

Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service can help your family get care and support from local services. With your permission, they can also be involved in your care plan.

How to contact Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Urgent support

If you experience a mental health crisis (when you no longer feel able to cope or are not in control of your situation) you can contact Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service or you can get help by:

  • calling 111

  • booking an emergency GP appointment, visiting A&E or calling 999

If you’re still serving, you can also call the Military Mental Health Helpline on 0800 323 4444.

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