Samaritans Veterans App now available
08 November 2021
The following information has been passed to the Regiment from Joseph Walcott (Samaritans Military Programme Manager and former Army Officer):
Accessible on a desktop, tablet or mobile device, the new Samaritans Veterans app provides UK military service leavers and veterans with emotional health and well-being information, guidance and resources.
The free Samaritans Veterans app comes on the back of joint research with the Royal British Legion, carried out in 2019, which found that veterans felt they would have benefited from additional support when transitioning out of the military and wanted to understand more about their emotional well-being.
Developed in collaboration with other charities and the Ministry of Defence, the app will support veterans to adjust to life after the Forces, helping them to learn ways to manage their emotional responses to situations and deal with the new day-to-day reality.
The app also has access to volunteering and peer support by connecting people to the wider veteran community.
Those leaving the military and former Armed Forces personnel can access emotional health and well-being information, videos, exercises, podcasts, and create well-being to-do-lists in the app to help look after themselves.
Register or sign in to use the desktop version here.
"Leaving the military is a really big deal and veterans we have spoken to have told us that they would have benefited from additional support and guidance for their mental well being during this period in their lives."