Mental Health Support Across Northern Ireland

Veterans and their families often experience life events which impact on their mental health. Asking for help can seem daunting, but there are so many people who will support you if you choose to take that first step. 

Click here to view a range of organisations that operate throughout Northern Ireland, and can help to support your mental health. 

You can also view our Guide to Veterans' Mental Health Provision in Northern Ireland here.

Veterans' Champions

A Veterans' Champion is an elected member of the council with an interest in the Armed Forces Community.  There are 11 local councils in Northern Ireland and every one has a Veterans’ Champion.  You can find your designated Veterans’ Champion detailed below, along with information on support services in your area.     

Local Veterans’ Champions have a good knowledge of local services and are a first point of contact for Veterans who need information, signposting, or referral to the VSO.  Veterans' Champions can also identify and advise local charities or Community Interest Companies who may be eligible to apply for funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.   

Details of current local council Veterans' Champions

Armagh, Banbridge, & Craigavon 
Alderman Glenn Barr

Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.

Antrim and Newtownabbey
Councillor Paul Michael BEM
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.

Mid and East Antrim
Alderman John Carson
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Mid and East Antrim.

Ards and North Down 
Councillor Trevor Cummings
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Ards and North Down.

Belfast City
Councillor Dale Pankhurst
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Belfast City.

Causeway Coast and Glens
Alderman Sharon McKillop
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Causeway Coast and Glens. 

Derry City and Strabane
Alderman Ryan McCready
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Derry City and Strabane.

Fermanagh and Omagh
Councillor Bert Wilson
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Fermanagh and Omagh.

Newry, Mourne and Down
Councillor Kathryn Owen
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Newry, Mourne and Down.

Lisburn and Castlereagh
Alderman James Tinsley
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Lisburn and Castlereagh.

Mid Ulster
Councillor Wesley Brown
Click here for your Veterans' Champion's contact details and information on support services in Mid Ulster.

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