This article was published in the Newsletter on Tuesday 2nd July 2019: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/health/mod-unveils-action-plan-for-appalling-veteran-suicide-rate-1-8982729 The MoD has unveiled new plans to get an accurate handle on the level of veteran suicide Published: 07:00Tuesday 02 July 2019 Charities have credited a JPIMedia campaign for prompting Government action on the number of military veterans taking their own lives. The…Details
Mr Paul Hastings had organised to be part of the Portaferry Triathlon on Saturday 18th August 2018, for which we he been raising funds. Unknown to Beyond the Battlefield Paul become very ill with a chest infection and therefore did not swim in Strangford Lough as his part in the Triathlon. Those of you who…Details
A Belfast veteran who lost his family and business due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder considered suicide as a way out – but now helps others recover from the same plight. Robert McCartney, 59, joined the Royal Irish Rangers 1975 as a 16 year old and did several tours of Northern Ireland and other parts…Details
Chairman Robert McCartney will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and World Service on Tuesday morning the 17th June 2018 @ 9.00am. Beyond the Battlefield were invited to speak on Radio BBC 4 at Stormont Grand Hall on Friday the 22nd June. The Reith Lectures by Professor Margaret MacMillan are a series of lectures hosted…Details
Launch of report from Ulster University Coleraine – Exploring the need for a veterans centre in Northern Ireland.
Image: Annemarie Hastings (CEO) & Robert McCartney (Chairman) attending the launch of the latest report from Ulster University Coleraine – Exploring the need for a veterans centre in Northern Ireland. The report studied the need for a dedicated veterans centre in NI from the perspective of veterans and service providers. The data showed a clear…Details