Your Veterans' Champion

The Veterans' Champion in Causeway Coast and Glens Council area is Alderman Sharon McKillop.
Contact details


Mobile: 07793678991

c/o Causeway Coast & Glens 
Borough Council
66 Portstewart Road
BT52 1EY

Mental Health Support in Causeway Coast and Glens

There are a number of organisations throughout Causeway Coast and Glens area that provide support for Veterans.
AFVBC Coleraine Breakfast Club/The Bee Keepers Lodge

The Coleraine Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club/Beekeeper’s Lodge is a peer-support group for Veterans. They run a breakfast club on the first Saturday of every month, and meet socially at events throughout the year.

Contact: 0774058012
Ashes to Gold

Ashes to Gold is a not-for-profit charity that supports Veterans by providing counselling, teaching new skills and offering peer-support. Their activities are open to Veterans and their families, and the organisation runs a nature-based therapy project in association with Defence Garden Scheme.

Contact: 028 7044 0386
Be Safe Be Well Men's Sheds

Be Safe Be Well Men's Sheds projects in Limavady, Foreglen, Portstewart and Coleraine provide a creative, relaxed, friendly member-led space for men.

Contact: 028 777 69829
Links Counselling Service
Links Counselling Service provides confidential and professional counselling to all members of the community.

Contact: 028 3834 2825
WAVE Trauma Centre
WAVE is the largest cross community victims’ group in Northern Ireland, with five centres and 15 satellite projects, spread across the country. The organisation was formed relatively late in the Troubles in response to specific need. It supports those who were injured and/or traumatised in the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Contact: 028 2766 9900

Mental Health Flyer for Causeway Coast and Glens

We have created a flyer with information and contact details for mental health support services in Causeway Coast and Glens, and throughout Northern Ireland. To download the flyer, please click on the link below:

Veteran-friendly Organisations in your area

We have identified organisations and activities in your area that welcome Veterans to join in and take part in their activities. Some of these organisations have received direct funding to offer Veteran-specific programmes, while others run year-round activities that are also open to the public.

Click here to view a range of Veteran-friendly organisations across Northern Ireland.
Ashes to Gold 
Ashes to Gold runs activities for individuals who want to increase their confidence, motivation and self-belief while learning new skills. Ashes to Gold is also a hub garden for the Defence Gardens Scheme, providing horticultural therapy to Veterans. 
Coleraine Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club
The Coleraine Breakfast Club meets on the first Saturday of each month. They also meet socially at Regimental/Association Dinners and other occasions and events.

Contact: 07740580123
Causeway Archers
Causeway Archers is an archery club based in Ballymoney. New members are welcome to join.

Contact: 07936769164
GEHQ Gym is the North Coast's biggest gym. They have equipment for 
resistance, cardio and strength training as well as a box facility set up for anyone into functional or CrossFit style training. They are also home to Boxing NI.
Millburn Community Association
Millburn Community Association works within the Coleraine community of Millburn, helping and providing support to residents.

Contact: 028 7035 5510
The Beekeepers Lodge 
The Beekeepers Lodge is based in a 7 acre site known locally as the Cornfield. This community garden helps to reduce social isolation, and provides locals with peer support through activities. 

Contact: 07740580123

Veteran-friendly organisations in your area flyer

We have created a flyer with information and contact details for Veteran-friendly organisations and activities in Causeway Coast and Glens, and throughout Northern Ireland. To download the flyer, please click on the link below:
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