You are not alone…

Please reach out to the support networks below for Veterans and Families of Veterans

Signposting – Help for Veterans and Families of Veterans

Click on the tiles below to navigate to websites of external help and information available.

Fresh Minds Education is an innovative charitable social enterprise who address the emotional health and wellbeing needs of children and adults through harnessing the power of creativity and connection.

FME Lost Voices are a group of young people aged 16-19 leading the way for Teen Mental Health. Our desire to make a difference for other teens and young people to feel well and build resilience has brought us together to create our own teen Heartspace.

The Northern Ireland Veterans’ Support Office (NIVSO) is the lead support and signposting service linking individual Veterans, Veterans’ groups, statutory and non-statutory bodies, and charities supporting Veterans in Northern Ireland.

A strong voice for NI Veterans – the website for the first Veterans Commissioner for Northern Ireland

This Handbook is intended to assist the whole Service community by clearly spelling out “who does what for whom” in NI and by identifying local contact details. It is intended to be a reference document and to act as a sign-post to local agencies which, once contacted, can then follow up with support intervention as required.

the Hub of the UDR and R IRISH (HS) Aftercare Service website provides information about our welfare support services to veterans, their families and other stakeholders in the veterans’ community. “Helping our people in need to live their lives”

AA Veterans Support provides help, advice and guidance to those who serve or have served in the British Armed Forces and their families throughout Northern Ireland. The services provided include counselling, respite, complementary therapies, employability support, support groups, benefits and housing advice and guidance, welfare assistance and more.

Beyond the Battlefield aims to assist serving and retired members of the Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Police and Emergency Services. Providing help and advice regarding PTSD, War Pensions, Benefits, Housing, Medals, Funerals and much more.

The Brooke House Health and Wellbeing Centre seeks to support and improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of uniformed services, retired RUC Officers, Military veterans, and their families, who have been physically injured, psychologically impacted and/or bereaved as a result of their service.

Combat Stress provides a range of community, outpatient and residential mental health services to veterans with complex mental health problems, providing services in-person, and via phone and online.

The Ely Centre is a Registered Charity specialising in the provision of multi-disciplinary support services for civilians, security force personnel and their families, who have experienced bereavement and injury as a result of the “Troubles”.

Inspire Wellbeing are an all-island charity and social enterprise with the aim of wellbeing for all. Working with people living with mental ill health, intellectual disability, autism and addictions to ensure they live with dignity and realise their full potential. Campaigning to create a society free from stigma and discrimination, creating a culture of compassion that focuses on people and their abilities.

Let’s Do is a veteran run charity helping people overcome disabilities and come to terms with injuries such as amputees, those with limited vision, partial paralysis and PTSD. The main aim is to support disabled veterans on their road to recovery by creating events that will help to encourage them to become involved and help them to grow confidence whilst becoming comfortable with their disabilities.

Wave Trauma Centre – providing care and support for people affected by the Troubles/Conflict in Northern Ireland.

Veteran Support Hubs in Northern Ireland

Caledon Social & Economic Development

For more information, contact: 028 3756 8874

Cormeen Social &Economic Regeneration Partnership

For more information, contact: 07740674272

Greater Rathfriland Community Development Forum

For more information, contact: 07938899822

Londonderry Veterans’ Hub

For more information, contact: 07496593146

Redrock Development Partnership

For more information, contact: 07979252441

Click here for more information on the new Veteran’s Centre that is underway in Portavogie.

Email Beyond the Battlefield for more information or contact 02891 225 610.

Signposting – Help for others

If you fall into a different category, click on a button below to get more information and links

Directory of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing

These five directories list the names, numbers and web addresses (where applicable) of organisations that offer services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. Where possible, additional information has also been provided, such as email addresses and contact details within each Health and Social Care Trust area.