Mental Health support

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“I had a very positive experience with my EFT session. I have had issues with sleep and anxiety and this session eased the anxiety and made me feel more relaxed. I also had a good night’s sleep. They teach you the exercises so that we can practise it for ourselves. Highly recommended.”

Are you in crisis? Visit our Mental Health crisis support page for details of where to seek help urgently

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

EFT sessions are available to veterans with PTSD, pain and other mental health difficulties who have participated in an SWV programme or are currently enrolled in one.

EFT is an evidence-based treatment method with over 100 clinical studies demonstrating its efficacy for issues including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. It has also been shown to be effective at helping people cope with chronic pain and sleep disturbances. 


The treatment combines elements of exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, and somatic therapy in the form of 'tapping' with the fingers on acupressure points on the face and body. It is safe, non-invasive, and does not require veterans to revisit their trauma in painful detail – something veterans frequently cite as a benefit of the method.


Our sessions take place one-on-one with a qualified practitioner, either in-person or online. Veterans also learn EFT techniques to use outside of sessions when needed to reduce symptoms or improve their daily lives.


To apply speak to your SWV Mentor.

In this video, Annie, an EFT trainer, gives a demonstration into the technique

Time for Resilience

Time for Resilience brings veterans together in small groups on Zoom for 10 weekly sessions. Share conversation and coping strategies to deal with challenges. You’ll have the support of other vets, plus a trained facilitator to ensure a positive experience for all.

To apply speak to your SWV Mentor.

Need urgent support?


If you feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, Samaritans offers free 24/7 listening support.


Call 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.