Loss of a loved one

Get support from SSAFA during your bereavement.

You just never think it will be you that needs help. The last couple of years have certainly given me a new outlook on life.

- Mandy, RAF Veteran

If you lose someone who has previously served in our Armed Forces, or you are ex-Forces and you lose someone, then SSAFA is committed to supporting you during your bereavement.

Everyone needs different support when they are grieving. If you need emotional support, our volunteers can be there to listen as you come to terms with your loss. If you are struggling with finances or your personal circumstances change following your loss, they can look for ways to assist you with practical challenges and may be able to get you help with the financial costs associated with your situation, such as moving house.

SSAFA's services are only available to people who have received at least one day's pay from the Armed Forces (British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, including Reserves), or are in the immediate family of someone who served.

Need help or support?

Need to talk?

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

0800 731 4880

We are open 09:00 - 17:30,
Monday to Friday.

Meet Mandy

When Mandy's husband took his own life, it was a traumatic time for both her and their son Jamie. A SSAFA caseworker was put in touch and helped Mandy resolve the complex paperwork as well as getting Jamie in touch with a counselling service.

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