Health, Wellbeing and Family

Health care, mental health, counselling, childcare options, leisure activities and advice on relocating to Milton Keynes

Adult Social Care Milton Keynes Council
Assistance and guidance on assessing your needs, what help is available and assistance for carers.

Armed Forces Covenant Support and Advice for Veterans

Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall) can help you start to take control and get the support you need to feel better.

Childcare in Milton Keynes
Find out what the childcare options are across Milton Keynes including after school and holiday clubs.

Children with disabilities
Find out what support is available to families with disabled children.

Children's Education Advisory Service provides expert and impartial advice about the education of service children.

Combat Stress is the UK's leading veterans' mental health charity.  They treat a range of mental health conditions including PTSD, depression and anxiety.

From Strength to Strength, find out how Combat Stress has helped a local volunteer.  See page 14 – 15 (PDF, 2.4MB).

Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.  Mental health problems are common and can affect anyone, including veterans and their families at any time.  If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available, including a new emergency veterans high intensity service.

It does not matter if you’re due to leave the Armed Forces, have just left the Armed Forces or left many years ago, Op COURAGE are here to help and understand the courage it takes to speak to someone.

When you contact Op COURAGE, you’ll speak to people who:

  • understand the Armed Forces and military life
  • are either from the Armed Forces community or highly experienced in working with serving personnel, reservists, veterans, and their families
  • will work with you to make sure you get the right type of specialist care, support, and treatment

To find out more, visit the Op COURAGE section of the NHS website.

Veterans Community Network - to find out more, please see this videolink.

Directorate Children and Young People

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Discounted rail travel

If you are a member or a spouse/civil partner of a member of the Regular Armed Forces or Volunteer Reserves then you are eligible for the HM Forces Railcard

Doctors and Dentists
Find your local doctor and dentist in Milton Keynes.

Leisure in Milton Keynes  
Information on leisure, tourism and culture in Milton Keynes including parks, open spaces, arts and heritage.

Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve.

MKC HEROES is a national support group for the children of Service men and women and their relatives.  At present there is no local school club in Milton Keynes.

MK Dons Football Club & Milton Keynes Dons Sport and Education Trust (MK Dons SET) 

National Health Service (NHS)
The National Health Service provides a range of healthcare services and advice options for people.

Readingforce are passionate about using books to bring Service children and families closer together.

Relocating to Milton Keynes
Here you will find a range of services and links relating to relocating to Milton Keynes.

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Royal British Legion Drop In - Milton Keynes

The Royal British Legion Area office and Pop-In (Advice and Information Centre) is open from 10:00-16:00hrs Monday – Friday and is located in Aylesbury, Bucks, with secondary locations open in Bedford and Northampton on a Tuesday and Thursday.  The Legion Helpline is open from 08:00-20:00hrs daily and the freephone number from landlines and most mobile providers is 0808 802 8080.

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Royal British Legion's Veterans Hearing Fund

Are you suffering from a hearing loss or tinnitus?  Please read this flyer (PDF, 76KB) as help is available.     

Schools in Milton Keynes
Find out about schools in Milton Keynes, how to apply for a school place and access to support services such as free school meals and school transport.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.

Storybook Waves helps members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines maintain the link with their children by recording a bedtime story for them to listen to when a parent is serving away from home.

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Supporting Service Pupils Moving Schools

Service children are subject to mobility as a result of their parents’ service, there is good evidence to show that this mobility can have an impact on their education. 

The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) have put together a downloadable resource which can assist Service families when looking for a new school.

Veterans’ Healthcare
Healthcare information and support for the UK's 10 million-strong armed forces community, including serving personnel, reservists, families and veterans.

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Last Updated: 13 April 2021