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Help For Heroes Hidden Wounds

Hidden Wounds is a free and confidential support service which has been set up by Help for Heroes. It is available for veterans, the families of veterans and the families of currently serving personnel. It provides assessment and treatment for individuals from these groups experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, worry, anger and problem drinking.

It can be hard to talk about having feelings like these, but avoiding it can often cause individuals to withdraw from those people who are close to them, which can make the problem worse, as individuals may feel lonely and like there is no one to help and support them.

At Hidden Wounds we are able to offer individuals an initial assessment with one of our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP), all of whom have a thorough understanding of the Armed Forces community. The assessment lasts around 45 minutes and involves answering a series of questionnaires with the PWP and discussing any current difficulties the individual may be experiencing, before deciding together upon an appropriate plan for support. This, and treatment, can be done over the phone, through Skype or face-to-face at our recovery centres in Tidworth, Wiltshire or Catterick, North Yorkshire. The assessment helps the PWP to gather the necessary information to support the individual – whether that be through treatment with us or more specialist support from a different organisation. Our PWPs are really knowledgeable about what’s available across the country and will be able to help you figure out how to get the right support as well as facilitate any onward referral, if necessary.

As we are a self-referral service, we encourage anyone wishing to access support to please contact the Hidden Wounds team on 0808 2020 144 (free from UK landlines and mobiles) or email us on hidden.wounds@helpforheroes.org.uk for an informal chat.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Wishing all of our Scottish soldiers a very happy Burns night! Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,Painch, tripe, or thairm:Weel are ye wordy of a graceAs lang ‘s my arm.The groaning trencher there ye fill,Your hurdies like a distant hill,Your pin wad help to mend a millIn time o’ need,While thro’ your pores the dews distilLike amber bead.His knife see Rustic-labour dight,An’ cut ye up wi’ ready slight,Trenching your gushing entrails bright,Like onie ditch;And then, O what a glorious sight,Warm-reekin, rich!Then, horn for horn, they stretch an’ strive:Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyveAre bent like drums;Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,Bethankit hums.Is there that owre his French ragout,Or olio that wad staw a sow,Or fricassee wad mak her spewWi’ perfect sconner,Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ viewOn sic a dinner?Poor devil! see him owre his trash,As feckless as a wither’d rash,His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,His nieve a nit;Thro’ bluidy flood or field to dash,O how unfit!But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,The trembling earth resounds his tread,Clap in his walie nieve a blade,He’ll make it whissle;An’ legs, an’ arms, an’ heads will sned,Like taps o’ thrissle.Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,And dish them out their bill o’ fare,Auld Scotland wants nae skinking wareThat jaups in luggies;But, if ye wish her gratefu’ prayer,Gie her a Haggis!#wearetherlc #britisharmylogistics #wesustain #burnsnight ... See MoreSee Less
The Army Half Marathon Championships 2022 (inter-unit teams and individuals) will be held within the Fleet Half Marathon on Sunday 20 March 2022.Interested in competing? Entries must be completed by 28 February 2022. Click here to enter: https://www.entryhub.co.uk/2022-fleet-half-marathon?entryType=Military For more information and the read full AI visit the RLC Athletics and Cross-Country group on Defence Connect: https://jive.defencegateway.mod.uk/docs/DOC-691972 ... See MoreSee Less
Today Colonel PA Allen ADC assumes the role of Colonel RLC having completed his handover from Colonel JC West ADC. On behalf of the Corps, we would like to thank Colonel West for everything he has done during his tenure as the Corps Colonel and also extend a warm welcome to Colonel Allen. #BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less