SSAFA’s mentoring service

Transitioning out of the Forces back onto civvy street can be a daunting prospect for some, due to a sudden loss of support network and familiar surroundings.

 

A new life away from the military can prove to be very different challenge for ex-personnel – especially when that new challenge has come around unexpectedly due to becoming wounded, injured or sick.

The task of settling back into civilian life is made all the more difficult by an injury or illness, which is where SSAFA’s Wounded Injured and Sick (WIS) Transitional Mentoring Service comes into play.

• The mentoring service offers one-to-one support during the transition period and afterwards for up to a year. The service offers:

• Readily accessible one-to-one support throughout the transition into civilian life

• A dedicated and trusted mentor who gives you space to explore your ideas and feelings

• Unconditional and consistent collaboration from another person to help you reflect on your strengths

• Support to draw on your own strengths, develop your own strategies and work out your own values

• Help for your family

The aim of each dedicated mentor is to empower each service leaver, or family member, to develop their own strategies and achieve future aspirations. SSAFA Mentoring follows a holistic view and takes into account the mentee’s situation as a whole; including family, employability and support network around them.

WHO WE ARE

We are SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We provide lifelong support to those who are serving or who have ever served in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army or Royal Air Force, and their families.

WHO WE HELP


All service personnel or veterans who are transitioning out of the Forces.


Partner or spouse of those service personnel currently going through transition.

We empower every individual we mentor to reach their full potential in their new life and career outside the military. We provide long-term, holistic, face-to-face support during transition.

Our mentoring relationships are independent of the chain of command. Mentoring compliments the support received from your military unit.

For more information or an informal chat

CONTACT

Regional Mentor Coordinator (North)

Call or text 07887 453 050

Email mentoring@ssafa.org.uk

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