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St Helens Veteran and Armed Forces Organisations

This page has information about Veteran and Armed Forces Community-led organisations in St Helens Borough.

No Duff

Address: Wonderland Community Centre, Reflection Court, Unit 4, Canal Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 3JQ

Contact Dean Owen
Email dean.noduff@gmail.com

Offering support for veterans suffering from PTSD or any other mental health illness, including veteran mental health assessment, counselling, and peer support. No Duff are a partner in St Helens Public Health's Suicide Prevention Task Group and run a men's mental health programme funded via NHS England.

Veterans' drop-in: 10am - 3pm, 7 days a week - free parking.

Veteran minibus hire - No Duff provide a 16-seater minibus for hire primarily for veterans and their dependants.

24-hour helpline: 07944440356
Website: www.no-duff.com  

Saints Veterans Of The Foundation

Address: The Shining Lights Centre, Forest Road, Sutton, WA9 4AT

Contact Mark Rahaman
Email: mark.rahaman@saintsrlfc.com 

Established in 2015 by Saints Community Development Foundation, Veterans of the Foundation offer social support, breakfast club, work experience placements, volunteering opportunities, mentor programme, non-clinical wraparound support service for the Greater Manchester West NHS Trust, and a drug and alcohol support service with combat stress.

Armed Forces Breakfast Club: Thursday mornings, 10am to 12pm. at the Shining Light Centre.

Website: www.saintsrlfc.com/sams

Standing Tall Foundation

Address: Living Well Building, Borough Rd, St Helens, WA10 3RN

Colonel Andy Reid MBE's charity. Contact Terry Bates
Email Terry@StandingTallFoundation.org.uk

Offering mental health and wellbeing programmes and pathway to work programmes. The hub's core hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at the Living Well Building. It also offers out-of-hours support groups for men on Thursday, from 7pm until 8:30pm, and women on Wednesday, from 7pm until 8:30pm. These are group sessions, open to veterans and civilians alike.

Website: www.standingtallfoundation.org.uk

St Helens Armed Forces and Veteran Breakfast Club

Address: West Park Rugby Club, Club House, Prescot Road, St Helens, WA10 3AG

Contact Colin Pownall

A group of volunteers and veterans established in 2017, offering social and peer support via the Armed Forces Breakfast Club Model.

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club: Friday mornings and 1st Saturday of every month, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at West Park Rugby Club House.

Website: www.afvbc.net/clubs/st-helens-2

Windle Veteran Welfare Hub 

Address: The Glass Horse, 80 Sherdley Road, St Helens, WA9 5DW 

Contact Sharon Fullerton
Email veteranswelfarehub.windle@gmail.com

Windle Veterans Welfare Hub was established 2019 offering peer support to veterans in relation to housing, benefits, mental health, and welfare issues.

Armed Forces Breakfast Club at the Glass Horse Pub: every Tuesday morning (9:30 am to 12.30pm). 

Local Branches Of Service and Regimental Associations

Royal Naval Association, St Helens Branch - contact via website

Royal Marines Association, St Helens Branch - contact via Facebook 

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Association, St Helens Branch - contact via Facebook

St Helens Royal Artillery Association Veterans, Serving Branch - contact via Facebook

Newton-le-Willows and District Veterans Association - contact via Facebook

Royal Air Forces (RAF) Association, Burtonwood and Warrington Branch - contact via Facebook

The Royal British Legion, Ashton-in-Makerfield and District Branch - contact via Facebook