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Support for those affected by events in Afghanistan

Over recent days, we’ve seen the worrying situation in Afghanistan unfold.

We’ve put together a list of drug, alcohol and mental health support available to anyone impacted by these events as they’re reminded of their tours of duty and lost friends.

“Having visited Afghanistan during the height of the conflict and subsequently managed the rehabilitation of those servicemen most badly affected, I know first hand how important it is to reach out,” says Paul Hughes, veteran and Executive Medical Director of With You.

“As part of our commitment to the armed forces community, we offer direct drug and alcohol support for veterans and their families affected by this recent news.”

Every Tuesday 2-4pm our free, confidential webchat service has a specialist advisor for the armed forces community available who understands your specific experiences. The rest of our team is also online and ready to help 7 days a week.

Our Armed Forces Community programme provides specialist support for military veterans and their families. To find out more, get in touch with your local With You service.

If you’re in England and struggling with your mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

You can also speak to your GP or refer yourself to your local psychological therapies service.

If you’re experiencing issues with drugs or alcohol, you’ll find online help and advice on the With You website.