Forcesline army helpline for service personnel past and present

Need to talk?

Contact Forcesline

FREEPHONE 0800 731 4880

Lines open 9.00 to 17.30 weekdays.



SSAFA Forcesline is a free and confidential telephone helpline and email service that provides support for serving (regulars and reserves) and ex-service men and women from the Armed Forces and for their families. As an independent charity, SSAFA is not part of the military chain of command.

Our team are here to listen and not to judge. We can give you factual information and 'signpost' ways forward to assist you.

We can also speak with you in confidence if you, or someone you know, are absent without leave (AWOL).

Read these personal messages of support sent in by the public to encourage those in need to reach out to SSAFA for help when they need it.

Forcesline freephone numbers

Forcesline can be accessed from anywhere in the world. We are open 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Friday.

UK 0800 731 4880
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 48 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.