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Good afternoon, a brief update on the progress and development of our online facilities. We now accept donations via the Donate Page. You can give as much or as little as you like and be sure it will be used effectively to advance our objects. We thank you ever so much for your kind donations, they mean the world to […]

Danny’s Story

Viv Johnston has given us permission to share this video, which tells the story of son Danny’s suicide in 2018. https://youtu.be/g0oNXA1q7mc

Ashley’s Story

Mary is sharing the story of her son Ashley, who featured in the Panorama Documentary ‘Broken by Battle’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3csvf4t in 2013, along with Dan Collins’ Mum. Mary campaigned for better mental health provision for both serving and veteran’s alike until she had her own personal breakdown. She discusses how hard inquests are for the families, as they are literally fighting for their loved […]

Ali’s Story

Ali’s story reminds us that military suicide has been a problem since the military began, Lest We Forget. When we think of Military suicide we think of recent events, we think of the after effects of Iraq and Afghanistan. However, do we think of the effects of Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kosovo, Kenya, The Falklands for example? It’s always been […]

Mandy’s Story

Mandy and her and Chris’ son J have raised a lot of money and awareness regarding military suicide and the impact it has on those left behind. J won a Soldering On award in 2019 at the age of 11because : Through his grief, young Jamie saw the value in helping others overcome theirs. Jamie also took part in a campaign […]

Ben’s Story

This is a tragic story, told by Ben’s parents. Stories like these have an importance that has, as yet gone unrecognised by the powers that be, it’s only when the families are given a voice and a platform that lessons will be learned, the families hold the key to reducing military suicides.   Ben joined the army in September 2005, […]

Lance’s Story

Hayley Gough tells the story of the sad death of Lance Shingler in her own words: I feel it’s important to share mine and Lances story as it’s important to highlight that suicide isn’t the only part of there story.. I feel there’s a need to highlight that from the outside someone can look perfectly fine and healthy but on […]

Our Nathan’s Story

In the first of our series of stories from family members who have ‘survived’ military suicide, we meet Maria who tells the story of Nathan, his depression and eventual untimely end.   Our Nathan was born in Germany 1978 to very much an Army family.  His father in the Royal Corp of Transport and his Grandfather Royal Green Jackets.  He […]

Jo Jukes ITV Interview

“I tried to get him help, I was trying to save his life and people didn’t work with me.” For years Jo Jukes lived with a war veteran husband suffering from worsening post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute depression – while desperately seeking help for him. Now she is a widow after Lance Corporal Dave Jukes took his own life […]