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First Light - Gateshead Veterans Support Group

About us: 

First Light  is a Veterans Specific Peer Support Group.

Founded in February 2017.

We offer veterans of any age, gender, cap badge, and length of service a safe and informal place to meet, socialise and discuss any problems that we might have.

We meet three days a week Monday 13.00pm to 3.00pm, Wednesday 12.00pm to 4.00pm and every Friday afternoon 1.00pm to 2.30pm.

On Monday’s the group is based at Gateshead Carer's building, John Haswell House, and is used as a check in session and to plan any up-coming activities. Some of our members are in the process of becoming 'veterans navigators' meaning that if any one has any issues with things like substance misuse, mental health, benefits, homelessness and social isolation we can signpost to the appropriate services and support you along the way. 

Wednesday afternoon's are our fishing club, our usual spot is behind the Copthorn Hotel on the Newcastle side of the river, but we also plan trips away to Derwent water and Kielder.

On Friday's you will find us at the allotment getting stuck into the gardening and having a good old natter, as well as having the odd cheaky BBQ.

There is no pressure to attend every week, you can drop in and out whenever you like.

If you’re a veteran and at a loose end and you fancy meeting like-minded people to share laughs and any problems you might have then come along.

Please feel free to contact Wayne or Fred for an informal chat or search facebook for 'Fist Light Veterans Support Group' and join us.

Partners, carers and family members are always welcome.

Tel: fred on 07480 936 549 or email: fred.bamborough@gmail.com 

Tel: wayne on 07717 687 558 or email: waynemccamley@yahoo.co.uk



Contact Person: 
Wayne McCamley
First Light
John Haswell House
8-9 Gladstone Terrace
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Regular Activities run by First Light - Gateshead Veterans Support Group

First Light - First Light Community Allotment

First Light - Gateshead veterans support group is working closly with Gateshead... Read more

  1. Fridays

1300 - 1500
Every week

Fishing Club

First Light Veterans Support Group have recently set up our own fishing club. We meet... Read more

  1. Wednesdays

12pm to 4pm
Every week

Peer Support Session

The group meets every Monday afternoon 1300 - 1500 at John Haswell House. The Monday ... Read more

  1. Mondays

Every week
NOT bank holidays

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