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

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 program 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.

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.

Need help leaving the Forces?

Need to talk?

Please fill in the form to contact our mentoring team, or call us to speak to one of our Forcesline advisors.

0800 731 4880

09.00 - 17.30 Monday to Friday

Meet Tracy

Tracy left the army after 18 years of service due to a ruptured aorta in her heart, which caused paralysis and placed her into a wheelchair as well as preventing her from continuing her job with the Royal Logistics Corps.  Initially feeling "lost and isolated", Tracy sought help from SSAFA's mentoring service, and credits her mentor Lesley with having turned her life around - helping her regain a positive mental attitude.

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