Your Veterans' Champion

The Veterans' Champion in Mid & East Antrim Borough Council is Alderman John Carson.
Contact details


Mobile: 07891338220

8 Riverdale
BT42 2JB

Mental Health Support in Mid and East Antrim

There are a number of organisations throughout Mid & East Antrim Borough Council that provide support to Veterans. 
CHILL Carrickfergus Hub
Chill Carrickfergus Hub are a community mental health group aiming to provide support to those who experience poor mental health & to provide an awareness around suicide prevention.

Contact: 028 9335 1273
Links Counselling Service
Links Counselling Service provides confidential and professional counselling to all members of the community.

Contact: 028 3834 2825
Start 360
Start 360 provide a range of services and interventions in the areas of health, justice and employability. They work to create and contribute to a society that can provide support for those who are at risk of becoming vulnerable and need some help to get back on track and reach their full potential.

Contact: 028 3832 2714

Mental Health Flyer for Mid and East Antrim

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

Veteran-friendly Organisations in your area

We have identified a range of 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.
Belfast Lough Sailability
Belfast Lough Sailability brings the joy of sailing and boating to disabled and disadvantaged people across Northern Ireland. Operating from Carrickfergus, they have a wide range of boats for everyone to enjoy out on Belfast Lough.

Contact: 07599689280
Belfast High School Former Pupils RFC
 Belfast High School Former Pupils RFC
play at Greenisland War Memorial Sports Club. This is an open club, and all new members welcome

Contact:  028 9086 7707
The Braid Mid-Antrim Museum
The Mid-Antrim Museum offers a range of talks, events and excursions to get you involved with local history. From family activities to topics of special interest - there's something for everyone.

Contact: 028 2563 5077
Carrickfergus Castle
Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape for more than 800 years. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons
Besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important military role until 1928 and remains one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland.

Contact: 028 9335 1273
Carrick Cycling Club
Carrick Cycling Club is a recreational club that wants to promote cycling at all levels. They welcome novice and seasoned riders alike and aim to accommodate all levels.

Contact: 07399866140
Carrickfergus Cricket Club
Carrickfergus Cricket Club, established in 1868, was one of the founder member clubs of the Northern Cricket Union of Ireland. The Club currently fields 4 senior XI's, with their 1st XI currently playing in the NCU Premier League, as well as youth teams at various age groups.

Contact: 028 9335 1499
Men's Shed Carrickfergus
Men's Shed Carrickfergus is a community based organisation, open to all men where the primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.

Contact: 07546908065
Carrickfergus Rugby Football Club
Carrickfergus RFC is one of the oldest junior clubs in Ireland. Founded in 1865 (possibly by military personnel garrisoned in the Castle!), it has had a long and distinguished history. Between 1865 and the turn of the century, the Club was disbanded and re-formed on three occasions, but since 1904, with the exception of the war years, there has been unbroken rugby played at Carrickfergus.

Contact: 028 9335 0135
Frontline Breakfast Club, Carrickfergus
The Frontline Breakfast Club Carrickfergus is made up of from all ranks of both serving members and Veterans alike.

Contact: 07541823841
Live Active NI
Live Active NI's regular programmes provide sustainable opportunities for a healthier lifestyle for everyone including
people with disabilities, people with mental health problems and
people with long term health conditions.

Contact: 07810036866
Larne Rugby Football Club
First established in 1912, Larne RFC is open to new members, and has clubs for men, women and junior players.

Contact: 028 2827 2643
Services Club Ballymena
The Services Club is a long established social club situated on Trostan Avenue, in the heart of Ballymena

Contact: 028 2565 2359
WOW: Wellbeing on Water - Carrickfergus Sailing Club
Carrickfergus Sailing Club provides Offshore and
Inshore water borne activities. This project will improve the Garrison Yacht to make it more accessible for novices and disabled users. It will also increase
provision of paddle boarding; to provide adventure
training, team building and wellbeing activities on the water.

Contact: 07546908065

Veteran-friendly organisations in your area flyer

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