LETTER: Help is at hand for veterans

Anxiety and depression can be disabling, as one in ten adults experience an anxiety disorder which impairs their quality of life at some point.

Saturday, 8th October 2016, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 8:57 pm
Your letters

As we approach World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is seeking to help working age RAF veterans and their family members who are experiencing psychological troubles such as depression, anxiety, low mood, panic attacks or stress.

Per Ardua ad Astra is the RAF’s motto; through adversity to the stars.

Yet too often, the adversity of anxiety, stress, and depression can be overwhelming for proud RAF veterans and their families and can sadly compound other issues that might also be present.

The Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity and wants to help all those in the RAF Family who are in need. That is why we have partnered with Anxiety UK to offer free services and resources, such as counselling and other talking therapies, to the RAF Family in need.

As we mark this year’s World Mental Health Day, we’re sharing the message that help is at hand.

RAF veterans and family members, age 16-64, in need of support should call 0844 334 1550 or [email protected]

Air Commodore (ret’d) Paul Hughesdon

Director of Welfare and Policy, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR


Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be among the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at www.wscountytimes.co.uk

2 Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wscountytimes

3 Follow us on Twitter @wscountytimes

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

The County Times – always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.