Transitional mentoring for service leavers

Our mentoring helps motivate, support, build resilience and empower service leavers - to fulfil their potential in their new lives outside the military.

My mentor Lesley has been helpful in so many ways. When we first started meeting I just didn’t have a positive mental attitude. I was feeling a bit lost and isolated.

- Tracy, Army Veteran

What help can SSAFA mentors provide?

Our mentors provide long-term, one-to-one, face-to-face support during transition and, for up to two years, post discharge. We work alongside the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army, the Royal Air Force and other key partners to provide this service.

The SSAFA mentor programme is well established in helping those who have recently left the forces, and their families, understand and prosper during the transition to civilian life. Our mentors will provide reassurance in the face of an often daunting time. They will help you with confidence and relationship issues, particularly in relation to the differences between a military and civilian environment.

What should I do now?

If you would like to receive support from SSAFA on your journey into 'Civvy Street', and enroll onto the SSAFA mentor programme, please complete the webform at the bottom of this page.

SSAFA's Mentoring service is only available to people who are in the process of leaving the Armed Forces or who have left within the last 2 years.

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We would like to refer a client to the SSAFA Mentoring Service

The SSAFA Mentoring team is always happy for other agencies and services to send veterans who have just left their service to our team.  Please get in contact using the form below, or by emailing us directly on

Please note: The SSAFA Mentoring Team's email has recently changed.  Please ensure you email us using this email, and update your old records if you have been in touch with us before.


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Need to talk?

Please fill in the form to contact our mentoring team, or call us on:

020 4582 9931

We are open 09:00 - 17:00,
Monday to Friday.