Author: Tara Mclaughlin – Published 10th Sep 2020 You can read the full original article here: https://planetradio.co.uk/cool-fm/local/news/veteran-parents-pay-tribute-on-world-suicide-prevention-day/ The family of an ex soldier who took his own life has urged anyone struggling with mental health issues to reach out for help. Noel and Dolores Savage were speaking out to mark National Suicide Prevention Day. Their…Details
Veterans suffering increased issues with PTSD due to Lockdown
Courtesy of Kevin Sharky BBC Newsline:
Mourners shared both laughter and tears at the funeral of Royal Irish veteran Brett Savage in Newtownards today. By Philip Bradfield, Friday, 4th September 2020, 4:18 pm View Full Newsletter Article here Mr Savage, 32, had joined the Royal Irish Regiment at 16. He went on to survive the notorious Siege of Musa Qala in…Details
Vital funding awarded from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to Ards Veterans charity during Covid-19.
Beyond the Battlefield received funding from The armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust who where the Administrators for the Covid-19 Impact Programme on behalf of the Ministry Of Defence and the Cabinet Office following their allocation of Emergency Funding from DCMS and Her Majesty’s Treasury in response to the Covid Pandemic. Beyond the Battlefield in Newtownards…Details
Great news and recognition for our deserving Veterans….thanks to each and every one of you for your Service to our Country. Today the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the MOD have announced that 100 Armed Forces charities will benefit from nearly £6million of extra funding to support serving personnel, veterans and their families during…Details
For over 36 years I have been suffering from what I now know to be PTSD. Whilst serving in Kenya in 1984 I was involved in a serious Road Traffic Collision which as a young 19 year old soldier I found myself injured lying in a ditch on the road side giving first aid to…Details