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Join The North East SMART Veteran Network

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Supporting Veterans And Their Families Struggling With Addiction.

Anxious Minds is working in partnership with SMART Recovery UK in setting up the North East SMART Veteran Addiction Support Network 

 What do we support

    • Alcohol Addiction
    • Drug Addiction
    • Gambling Addiction 
    • Any Other Addictions 

  What do we offer

    • Awareness, Education and Support towards a Reduction Plan.
    • SMART Recovery Groups
    • One-to-One Addiction Counselling
    • Referral to other agencies for specific support
    • Support to Families and Advice

We offer free, confidential support to members of the Armed Forces Community who are experiencing issues with addiction. We work with you on your own goals and support you to achieve them.

We can also help you with various other issues, such as mental health, housing, and benefits. Our addiction support network provides wraparound support. We’re also here to support friends and family members affected by addiction.

We understand the challenges you face

We understand the experiences, difficulties and barriers some people face when leaving the military and transitioning into civilian life. We have lots of Ex-Forces working in each of our services and they can support you with any concerns you have about addiction.

Different Ways We Can Support You And Your Family

We offer free, confidential support both in our local services and online to veterans and their families living in the North East.

1. Talk to Us Online

Talk confidentially to a member of our dedicated armed forces team on our webchat. As well as supporting you with addiction they can help you to access support with housing, mental health, jobs, money advice and more.

Our team are all fully trained experienced addiction support workers and all are trained to support veterans and their families in the North East.

2. Online Support Groups

As well as our online groups, we are working with other veteran charities supporting addiction and you can log on to their groups because we are a partner with SMART Recovery UK. There is a network of online groups to access, from across the UK.

3. One to One Addiction Counselling

We also have a team of counsellors that work on our team that are also addiction trained and most are veterans.

Online Meetings:

Wednesdays at 19:00 hrs

Sundays at 19:00 hrs

Thursday 2pm (online via Zoom ) — ID 896 2010 9721   Password 2021 2021



Thursdays 2pm – 3:30pm (face to face) at Memorial Hall Frank Street

To access one-to-one support call the Veteran Recovery College.


Find other support groups in Your Community:


Find us on Skype Free to download from Apple and Android Stores– Just search for Veterans North East, and look out for our logo its FREE to call and we will be running lots of online support and friendship groups.

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GIVE US A CALL ON:  0191 308 4030

Download Veteran Referral Form

The Veteran Recovery College Is a Safe Space For Veterans & Families