If you lose someone who has previously served in our Armed Forces, or you are ex-Forces* and you lose someone, then SSAFA is committed to supporting you during your bereavement. 

Everyone needs different support when they are grieving. If you need emotional support, their volunteers can be there to listen as you come to terms with your loss. If you are struggling with finances or your personal circumstances change following your loss, they can look for ways to assist you with practical challenges and may be able to get you help with the financial costs associated with your situation, such as moving house.

SSAFA also offers three support groups, providing events which facilitate peer support and a safe space to grieve with a network of people who have been through a similar tragedy. They give our members an opportunity to talk though their emotions with an understanding compassionate group.

 SSAFA provide both online and face to face events throughout the year where beneficiaries can meet up together or talk online and receive peer-to-peer support, facilitated in a safe environment.

Bereaved Support Group

This group is for anyone in the family unit (18+) who has suffered a bereavement of a veteran or serving Armed Forces personnel.

Military Families Affected by Suicide

For anyone in the family unit (18+) who have been affected by the loss of a loved one through suicide of a veteran or serving Armed Forces personnel.

Families of Wounded Injured and Sick Personnel

The FISP support group is for a spouse/partner/parent or carer (18+) of Armed Forces personnel who have been wounded or suffered an injury, or sickness.

*SSAFA's services are available to people who have received at least one day's pay from the Armed Forces (British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, including Reserves), or are in the immediate family of someone who served.


You can speak in confidence to a Forcesline Advisor Monday - Friday 9am - 17.30pm. Call 0800 260 6767 

or visit the website to email your enquiry.