Aged Veterans Counselling Service

Aged Veterans have recently launched a counselling service which Welfare Officers in particular will be very interested. Please see details below and in flyer at the rear of the Circular

  • Any Veteran born before 1 January 1950,
  • A family relative of a Veteran, born before 01 Jan 50 who requires support on an issue connected to the Veterans personal circumstances.
  • A carer of a Veteran (born before 01 Jan 50) who requires support on an issue connected to the Veterans personal circumstances.

Whatever our circumstances, background or role in life, we all face problems from time to time – whether personal, family, emotional or practical. Talking about what is worrying us, and sharing our troubles with a sympathetic and friendly person can help us feel better. A counsellor is a professionally trained individual who will take the time to listen, to understand and help with any situation faced by a veteran. The aim of counselling is to help veterans find their own answer or solution to whatever is worrying them What issues can we help with lots but the common topics are;

Loneliness – Many of us can feel lonely from time to time. Family may live a long way away, and old friends may have passed away. Talking about our sense of loss can help us feel better.

Depression – Depression can affect anyone at anytime. Churchill famously suffered from his “Black Dog”. Counselling can help us to overcome depression and can give us strategies to cope when we feel down.

Bereavement – Coping with the loss of loved ones and close friends is never easy. We can help you move beyond a sense of emptiness after losing someone close.

Anxiety – Feeling scared, unsure and nervous are all common problems. Counselling can help us regain our self-confidence, and equip us to face our anxieties.

Relationships – Relationships need to be maintained and nurtured.

Counselling can help us to improve relationships with our partner, colleagues, family and friends.

Please feel free to contact us and see if we can help at 0300 0120247 ( A local rate 24/7 helpline), or our website

RNA Norwich

The Norwich Branch is one of 300+ branches of the Royal Naval Association world wide. It was commissioned in 1979 and today has a membership of just over 90. It is a registered charity in its own right - the Registered Charity Number is: 1068699

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