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Beyond Conflict international panel event on children of war and mental health



After the end of World War II, the world promised the next generation a better future. For more than 460 million children today, that promise has been broken. Once more, terror casts its shadow over childhood on a global scale. The result is 1 in 5 kids impacted by war live with trauma and mental health problems. This event aims to discuss how we address this urgent issue.” 

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Children celebrate their art work for War Through Children’s Eyes



Child of War launches to acclaim at Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, London

Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski opens; HRH Prince Michael & Martin Bell attend



More than ever before, children today find themselves targeted, vulnerable and exposed to the full horror of modern warfare. As silent victims, it is children who stand on the frontline of the world’s most devastating conflicts, bearing the brunt of violence, trauma and loss.”

Arabella Dorman, Award winning international war artist and Beyond Conflict Ambassador


As silent victims, it is children who stand on the frontline of the world’s most devastating conflicts, bearing the brunt of unspeakable violence, trauma and loss.”

– Arabella Dorman, the award-winning war artist


Beyond Conflict premieres CHILD OF WAR by ARABELLA DORMAN


“From experience I know that the principal victims of modern warfare are civilians, and among these the children are the most vulnerable.”

– Martin Bell, the legendary war reporter


Beyond Conflict condemns  the IDF missile attack on a humanitarian convoy in Gaza


March 27 2024 – Geneva Graduate Institute and Beyond Conflict co-host:”No Peace of Mind: Mental Health Under Military Occupation & War”


We at Beyond Conflict believe that tackling mental health provision for civilians and frontline workers in war zones is an urgent and necessary step towards building an enduring peace. Beyond Conflict is honoured to be part of this event and we thank the Institute for drawing the world’s attention to this cause.”


Beyond Conflict supports Palestinian project in West Bank



We’re here to help those in urgent need of mental health care in places of conflict. We also know that war trauma impacts across generations and can cause violence to spiral. Addressing mental health issues is therefore important for long-term peace building.”


Beyond Conflict supports project in southern Israel



I was pleased when the movement took up ‘Give Peace A Chance’ because I had written it with that in mind. I felt an obligation even then to write a song that people would sing in the pub, or on a demonstration. I remember hearing them all sing it – it was a very big moment for me. That’s what the song was about.”


John Lennon donates rare “Give Peace a Chance” record to BC

London Stock Exchange Foundation Donates to BC for new Israeli and Palestinian projects



First Music Therapy Project A Success, London’s Barbican Centre Supports Our Work



This exhibition will bear witness to the silenced voices of the innocents. War destroys countries but importantly, by destroying communities, families and children, it destroys our future. The damage to a child’s mental health reverberates long after the bombs have fallen silent. It will echo through generations unless we as a society confront it. We believe as a charity there can be no lasting peace unless the psychological fallout of war is addressed.


Beyond Conflict announces
“Child of War Exhibition 2024”



BC Mothers4Mothers campaign.
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Support us if you’re a mother yourself or in honour of your own mum. This project is about empowering mums and kids in refugee communities who need mental health support to overcome the past and look to the future.


Thanks to fundraising heroes


2022 will be remembered as a year of challenge and struggle for many around the world: not just those affected by war and displacement, but people dealing with financial worries, an energy crisis and the Covid fallout.



Compassionate Resiliance: A Reason For Hope

WHO recognises mental health as one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. There is still no single NGO committed to doing just this work on post conflict zones. Beyond Conflict wishes to change this.


Requiem concert for lost children of Ukraine raises funds for displaced families 


Scoping mission shows need to expand support at Cox’s Bazar


Beyond Conflict sends a total of £9,000 to Ukrainian refugees


These children urgently need safety, stability, child protection services, and psychosocial support.

The price of courage: Ukraine’s unfolding mental health crisis


Beyond Conflict: Statement on Ukraine Crisis, Appeal for Help


Beyond Conflict Appoints Edna Fernandes as Director



While many governments and NGOs are committed to easing the physical impact of conflict on civilians, there is an urgent need to address the severe psychological damage.

Heal Minds, Change Lives, Restore Hope
By Edna Fernandes, Co-Founder, Beyond Conflict


Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day
By Sheikh Ramzy, Beyond Conflict Ambassador


Rohingya Refugee Project: Phase 1 is a success.


Beyond Conflict welcomes new team members as one of our trustees retires


Beyond Conflict kicks off £25,000 2020 Festive Appeal


Terry Waite, Beyond Conflict’s Founding Ambassador, has recorded this special message asking for your support for the charity and its work. Thanks Terry.
Unicef Ambassador, former MP and ex-BBC war correspondent Martin Bell had this message of support for Beyond Conflict’s work while speaking at our fundraising dinner at Cumberland Lodge, over the summe

While many governments and NGOs are committed to easing the physical impact of conflict on civilians, there is an urgent need to address the severe psychological damage..


We would also like to thank Dr David Staples, CEO of the Grand Lodge of England, and Peter Lowndes, Pro Grand Master, for the donation to Beyond Conflict from the Untied Grand Lodge of England. The monies raised tonight will help fund our first project in Iraq.


Unfortunately, comments like ‘Why bother, they will grow out of it’, or ‘They are children and children are resilient’ are still common, especially among adults who have no concept of what living in a war zone actually means.


WHO recognises mental health as one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. There is still no single NGO committed to doing just this work on post conflict zones. Beyond Conflict wishes to change this.

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