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.

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Applying for What You Need

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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 ldpsg.casey@gmail.com

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)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

CALM

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)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Men's Health Forum

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

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation

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

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind

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

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

Website: www.mind.org.uk

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

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

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

Website: www.rethink.org

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

SANE

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: www.sane.org.uk/textcare

Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

 

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.