Keeping Families in Mind (KFIM) is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and has been designed to provide support to families who are struggling with the demands of military life, particularly following the deployment of a family member, and the demands of adapting to civilian life.

We know that it can be difficult to cope with the uncertainty of having family members away from home for lengthy periods and equally hard adapting when they return. If you are having difficulty coping with the extraordinary demands of living in this environment, we can help and our therapists are on hand to provide emotional support and practical advice to help you cope more effectively.

We know that family life carries on regardless and that this can bring its own stresses and challenges.

Our service is for families of serving personnel and veterans. Parents, partners, siblings, grandparents, children and other family members over the age of 18 who live in South Yorkshire. We provide free counselling with a qualified therapist in our office, in a community venue or online. We also run peer support groups in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster, where people are able to meet other military families and partake in activities.

 “At the beginning of therapy I wanted a fairy godmother to wave a magic wand and make my life better, happier and back to how it used to be when I was about 17”

From my sessions I have gained more than I could have ever hoped for, I haven’t got that 17 year old me back, let’s face it I’m a mum, I’m a wife, I’m a homeowner, I work, I have far more responsibility than I haack then, what I have instead is new improved me.”

KFIM Client 2019

If you are interested in finding out more, you can download the Keeping Families in Mind information brochure (click on the image alongside) or call the office on 0114 258 4489 to talk to one of the Counselling and Therapy team.

If you would like to make a referrals to the service email [email protected] or call 0114 258 4489


Rotherham MCVC provide two key services to help veterans during their return to civilian life. They run weekly and fortnightly meetings where the veterans of Rotherham and its surrounding areas can get together to share their stories and discuss aspects of their day to day lives. Also their members and volunteers are on hand to provide advice and support on a wide range of issues including but not limited to the following, healthcare, housing, employment, and benefits.

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PTSD Resolution helps former armed forces, reservists & families, who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of military trauma suffered during service in the armed forces, through its nationwide network of 200 accredited therapists. For help that is free, immediate, local, brief and effective please ring 0300 302 0551. 

Network training and resource solutions (ntrs) are an MoD approved training provider, working with Armed Forces personnel during their resettlement into civilian life. Our mission is to provide national engineering and technical education recognising the unique potential of each candidate and helping them to build successful and rewarding careers.  Our trainers have all served in the Armed Forces and have received training in mental health and TRIM to ensure we can provide the best possible support to those who train with us.  

If you are considering a new career in telecoms or wish to explore engineering, the ntrs team are on hand to provide all the information you need. If you would like to find out more please contact us on 0114 232 8270 or email us at [email protected]

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The South Yorkshire Veterans Breakfast Club, provides a safe environment to meet up with like minded individuals for Brekkie, Brew and Banter. We also offer a signposting service to external suport agencies, for those who may need it."

The South Yorkshire Veterans Breakfast Club has been formed to encourage serving personnel, Veterans and their Families from all services including those who did National Service. To meet up on a regular basis.

Our address is The Toby Carvery, Sycamore Road, Rotherham, S65 1EN.

We meet on alternate Saturdays from 9.30am - 11.30am