Transitional mentoring for service leavers

Our mentoring helps motivate, support, build resilience and empower service leavers - to fulfil their potential in their new lives outside the military.

My mentor Lesley has been helpful in so many ways. When we first started meeting I just didn’t have a positive mental attitude. I was feeling a bit lost and isolated.

- Tracy, Army Veteran

Our mentors provide long-term, one-to-one, face-to-face support during transition and for up to two years post discharge. We work alongside the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army, the Royal Air Force and other key partners to provide this service.

The SSAFA mentor programme is well established in helping those who have recently left the forces, and their families, understand and prosper during the transition to civilian life. Our mentors will provide reassurance in the face of an often daunting time. They will help you with confidence and relationship issues, particularly in relation to the differences between a military and civilian environment.

SSAFA's Mentoring service is only available to people who are in the process of leaving the Armed Forces or who have left within the last 2 years.

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Need to talk?

Please fill in the form to contact our mentoring team, or call us to speak to one of our Forcesline advisors.

0800 260 6767

09.00 - 17.30 Monday to Friday

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Meet Jonjo

When 29-year-old Jonjo Walker was discharged from the Royal Artillery due to severe back problems, he was forced to sleep in his car and was struggling to find direction. He joined up to SSAFA’s Mentoring Programme for service leavers where he met mentor Keith, who is also a veteran. Keith worked with Jonjo to focus on his future but enlisted the help of Jonjo’s local SSAFA branch in Hampshire to help with his more immediate needs.

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