Forcesline army helpline for service personnel past and present

Something on your mind?

Something on your mind?

Contact Forcesline

FREEPHONE 0800 731 4880

Lines open 9.00 to 17.30 weekdays.



Forcesline is a free and confidential telephone helpline and email service that provides support for both current and ex-service men and women from the Armed Forces and for their families. It is completely independent of the military chain of command.

Our experienced civilian staff are available to talk to you about anything that concerns you such as stress, mental health symptoms, military related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), problems with trauma, drug and alcohol misuse and any other worries that you might be facing. We can also provide confidential support if you or someone you know is absent without leave (AWOL).

Our team are here to listen and not to judge. We will give you factual information or 'signpost' the appropriate ways forward.

Forcesline freephone numbers

Forcesline can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

UK 0800 731 4880
Germany 0800 1827 395
Cyprus 800 91065
Falkland Islands #6111
Rest of the world +44 (0)207 463 9292

To call from Operational Theatres: use Paradigm's phone system and dial the appropriate access number then enter *201 at the PIN prompt.

Our email service

Our email service operates in the same way as Forcesline. We aim to send a full reply to your enquiry in 24 hours.

Contact us online.



SSAFA and confidentiality

Forcesline is a confidential listening and signposting service that is independent of the military chain of command. In the majority of cases, anything that you tell us will be kept private and between you and our staff.

Find out more about how SSAFA treats confidential information.