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[DRAFT PAGE] 'Remembering': Victims, Survivors and Commemoration
List of, and information about, groups providing support to
victims and survivors of the Conflict in Northern Ireland

Compiled by Dr John Nagle and Dr Martin Melaugh (2008)

 

Sections within this page:

 

Introduction

This section provides a list of groups and agencies providing services for victims and survivors of 'the Troubles'. It lists groups who provide assistance directly to victims and survivors as well as 'support groups' (mainly statutory) who provide a range of services to victims and survivors. The list also includes organisations, referred to as 'parallel providers', who provide services for a range of groups, only some of whom are victims and survivors.

Immediately below all the groups, agencies and organisations detailed in in this section have been listed alphabetically by name. The names provide links to separate tables of information.

The tables of information have been compiled in categories. The first category contains information on statutory agencies. Those groups which deal almost exclusively with victims and survivors have been listed in in three categories: those which are perceived as being mainly nationalist; those which are perceived as being mainly unionist or British state security forces; and those which are perceived as cross-community. This classification is based on how the various groups would be viewed by most people within Northern Ireland. However, it should be noted that some groups perceived to be nationalist or unionist also engage in cross-community 'bridging' work. The 'parallel providers' are listed in a separate section, although some of these groups could be identified as nationalist, unionist and cross-community. The information below also includes some groups which operate in the Republic of Ireland and in Britain.

 

Alphabetical List of Groups/Agencies

 

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Statutory Bodies

 

Name The Commission for Victims and Survivors
Began 2008
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Windsor House, 9-15 Bedford Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT2 7EG
Telephone 028 9031 1000
Fax 028 9031 1100
Email commission@cvsni.org
Web site http://www.cvsni.org/
Work Promote awareness of matters related to victims and survivors; review law and practice related to victims; review services provided for victims; advise the Secretary of State, the Executive of the Assembly and other groups and agencies; consult victims and survivors; establish a forum for consultation and discussion with victims; develop the office of the Commission.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About The Commission was initially comprised of four Commissioners. The announcement was made by the OFMDFM on 28 January 2008 and enacting legislation was passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly on 27 May 2008.
On 3 September 2012 a single commissioner was appointed (Kathryn Stone).
Funding Funded by the OFMDFM
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Name Eastern Health and Social Services Board Family Trauma Centre
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Arlene Healey
Address 1 Wellington Park, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT9 6DJ
Telephone 028 9022 4700
Fax 028 9022 4729
Email arlene.healey@sebt.n-i.nhs.uk
Website  
Work Family Therapy; Consultation; Training and Teaching
Publications  
About Provides therapuetic services to those affected by troubles related trauma
Funding South and East Belfast HSS Trust. UK Gov: £704,0621
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Name Eastern Health and Social Services Board Trauma Advisory Panel
Began 2000
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Martina Mullin-O'Hare, Trauma Panel Coordinator

Address Social Services Directorate, Eastern Health and Social Services Board,
12-22 Linenhall Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT2 8BS
Telephone 028 9055 3958
Fax 028 9055 3620
Email SCampbell@ehssb.n-i.nhs.uk
Web site http://www.royalhospitals.org/traumaticgrief/trauma_advisory_panel.php
Work Research;  Raise Awareness; Service Delivery;
Publications Traumatic grief booklets; Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About To promote best practice regarding work with people affected by the troubles
Funding UK Gov: £158,5671
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Name Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address  
Telephone  
Fax  
Email  
Web site http://www.iclvr.ie/en/ICLVR/Pages/Home%20Page
Work  
Publications Related Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About Cross-border commission set up by the governments of the UK and Irish Republic to locate the remains of persons killed before 10th April 1998 (the 'disappeared').
Funding  
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Name Institute for Counselling and Personal Development 
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Dr Chris Conliffe
Address Pembroke Lodge, Pembroke Loop Road, Dunmurry, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT17 0PN.
Telephone 028 9061 0345
Fax  
Email info@theicpd.com.
Web site http://www.theicpd.com/
Work Counselling, research, training
Publications  
About  
Funding UK Gov: £744,2251
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Name Northern Health and Social Services Board Trauma Advisory Panel
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Sheelagh Sheerin
Address Rockfield Medical Centre, 73-75 Doury Road, Ballymena. Northern Ireland. BT43 6JD
Telephone 028 2565 4170
Fax  
Email trauma@nhssb.n-i.nhs.uk
Web site http://trauma.nhssb.n-i.nhs.uk
Work Service Provision; Research; Training; 
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About Facilitate the co-ordination of services for victims/survivors of the Northern Ireland conflict.
Funding Northern Health and Social Services. UK Gov: £155,1581
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Name Northern Ireland Memorial Fund
Began 1997
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Unit 1, Massey Avenue, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT4 2JT
Telephone 028 9076 1166
Fax 028 9076 1144
Email nimfgao@belfast.org.uk
Web site http://www.nimf.org.uk/
Work Provides grant assistance.
Publications Newsletter; Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About "The Northern Ireland Memorial Fund is an independent charitable fund that seeks to promote peace and reconciliation by ensuring that those individuals and families that have suffered as a result of the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland are remembered, by providing them with help and support in a practical and meaningful way."
Funding Reg. Charity. UK Gov: £8,367,2881
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Name Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation
Began 2002
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 2 Retreat Close, Killyclogher Road, Omagh, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland. BT79 0HW
Telephone 028 8225 1500
Fax 028 8225 5899
Email info@nictt.org
Web site http://www.nictt.org/
Work Cognitive therapy treatment programme for people suffering from conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions
Publications 'Responding to Trauma in Newry and Mourne'; Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About Provides cognitive therapy treatment for people suffering as a result of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Funding OFMDFM; DHSSPSNI. UK Gov: £2,000,0001
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Name Northern Ireland Victims Commissioner (Sir Kenneth Bloomfield 1997-1998);
Interim Commissioner for Victims and Survivors
(Mrs Bertha McDougall 2005-2007)
Began 1997-1998; and 2005-2007
Status now superceeded by: The Commission for Victims and Survivors
Contact  
Address  
Telephone  
Fax  
Email  
Web site
Work  
Publications McDougall, Bertha. (2007). Support for Victims and Survivors: Addressing the human legacy, (Report of the Interim Commissioner for Victims Survivors), (25 January 2007), [PDF; 732KB]. Belfast: Interim Commissioner for Victims and Survivors.
McDougall, Bertha. (2007). 'Executive Summary' of Support for Victims and Survivors: Addressing the human legacy, (Report of the Interim Commissioner for Victims Survivors), (25 January 2007), [PDF; 61KB]. Belfast: Interim Commissioner for Victims and Survivors.
Bloomfield, Kenneth. (1998). 'We Will Remember Them': Report of the Northern Ireland Victims Commissioner, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield KCB, (April 1998), [PDF; 1165KB]. Belfast: The Stationery Office Northern Ireland.
About In 1997 Sir Kenneth Bloomfield was appointed as the first Northern Ireland Victims Commissioner by the Secretary of State to report on possible ways of recognising the victims of the Northern Ireland conflict. Bloomfield produced his report in 1998.
In October 2005 Mrs Bertha McDougal was appointed as Interim Commissioner for Victims and Survivors to carry out a review of the then support available to victims and survivors of 'the Troubles'.
Funding Northern Ireland Office (NIO)
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Name Remembrance Commission Scheme
Began 2003 ?
Status Ceased operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Address 94 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. Republic of Ireland.
Telephone 00 353 1 602 8335
Fax  
Email remembrancecommission@justice.ie
Web site http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PB07000345
Work To provide material assistance for victims of the Northern Ireland conflict.
Publications  
About  
Funding  
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Name South Tyrone Area Partnership
Began  
Status Ceased operation January 2009 [last checked 2009]
Contact Pauline Rice
Address Dungannon and South Tyrone Council, Council Offices, Dungannon. Northern Ireland. BT71 6DT
Telephone 028 8772 0300
Fax 028 8772 0368
Email info@dungannon.gov.uk
Web site http://www.dungannon.gov.uk/index.cfm/area/page/pagekey/546
Work Training; education
Publications  
About "To empower and enable the diverse strands which constitute the community of the South Tyrone Area in working together through participatory citizenship towards a more active and equitable society."
Funding  
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Name Southern Health and Social Services Board Trauma Advisory Panel
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Iris Matthews
Address  
Telephone 028 3083 3074
Fax 028 3083 3075
Email trauma.advisory@southerntrust.hscni.net
Web site http://www.shssb.org/partnerships/trauma-advisory-panel
Work Provision of support services for victims
Publications 'In Their Own Words'; 'Evaluation of Trauma Counselling Services'; Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About Mission statement: "The Trauma Advisory Panel strives to enhance the quality of life for victims/survivors of the conflict in the Southern Health and Social Services Board's area, by recognising, acknowledging and respecting their varied needs and seeking to promote the provision of appropriate support services."
Funding UK Gov: £179,1491
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Name Victims Liaison Unit ... [Closed January 2005]
Began  
Status Closed January 2005
Contact  
Address Room 123, Stormont House Annexe, Stormont, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT4 3SH
Telephone 028 9052 7900
Fax 028 9052 7901
Email victims@mics.gov.uk
Web site http://www.nio.gov.uk/issues/victims.htm
Work  
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About A government based liaison unit within the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), set up by the then Minister for Victims Adam Ingram MP, to support the implementation of Sir Kenneth Bloomfield's report, We Will Remember Them (published April 1998). The Victims Liaison Unit initially worked alongside the Victims Unit (VU) however areas of responsibility were gradually passed to the Victims Unit and the Victims Liaison Unit closed at the end of January 2005.
Funding  
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Name Victims Unit
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Block 5, Knockview Buildings, Stormont, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT4 3SL
Telephone 028 9052 3167; Freephone: 0808 127 3333; Text Tel: 028 9052 2343
Fax 028 9052 8354
Email info@victimsni.gov.uk
Web site http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/victims.htm
Work  
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About A dedicated Victims Unit with the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM), its role to raise awareness of, and co-ordinate activity on, issues affecting victims of 'the Troubles' across the devolved administration and throughout Northern Ireland in general.
Funding  
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Name Victims and Survivors Service
Began 2 April 2012
Status In operation [last checked 2012]
Contact  
Address Millennium House, Great Victoria Street, Belfast. BT2 7AQ
Telephone 028 9027 9100
Fax  
Email enquiries@vssni.org
Web site http://www.vssni.org/
Work Assist victims and survivors in getting the best support; work to improve the standards of services for victims and survivors.
Publications  
About A service which was intended to be a one-stop-shop for advice, assistance and guidance to victims of 'the Troubles'. This service is part of the wider infrastructure that deals with the issues related to victims and survivors.
Funding  
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Name Western Health and Social Care Trust Victim and Survivor Matters Programme
Began 2000 (as Sperrin Lakelands Victims Programme)
Status In operation [last checked 2010]
Contact Sean Coll (Community Victim Support Officer)
Address 15 Elliott Place, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Northern Ireland. BT74 7HQ
Telephone 028 6634 4240
Fax 028 6634 4079
Email victim.survivor@westerntrust.hscni.net or sean.coll@westerntrust.hscni.net
Web site Under Construction (July 2010)
Work Creating networks; liaise with victims and survivors' groups and parallel service providers; research; training; research; working with individual victims and survivors
Publications 'Towards Healing: A Self-Help Directory' (2001, 2005);
'Casting Bread Upon the Water - A Cross Partnership Study of the Needs of Victims & Survivors of "The Troubles" living in the Fermanagh & West Tyrone Area' (2006);
'Contributing to Well-Being: Addressing the Human & Community Consequences of Civil Violence - Standards for Counselling, Befriending & Listening Ear Services' (2006)
About 'To promote and facilitate a purposeful response to the needs of those in our communities who have been affected in any way by the conflict in Northern Ireland'
Funding Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM); EU; Sperrin Lakeland Health & Social Care Trust. UK Gov: £10,0001

 

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Nationalist Groups
Groups working mainly or exclusively with nationalist victims and survivors

 

Name The Bloody Sunday Trust
Began 1997
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Patricia McBride
Address c/o Museum of Free Derry, 55 Glenfada Park, Derry. Northern Ireland. BT48 9DR
Telephone 028 7136 0880
Fax 028 7136 0881
Email admin@bloodysundaytrust.org
Web site http://www.bloodysundaytrust.org/
Work Counselling and Support.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About Historical and educational project to commemorate victims of Bloody Sunday
Funding  
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Name Border Relatives
Began October 1999 (launched in Dublin)
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address  
Telephone  
Fax  
Email m.donegan@virgin.net
Web site http://freespace.virgin.net/m.donegan/border.htm
Work Campaigning group
Publications  
About Campaigs on behalf of five familes of victims of Loyalist attacks along the border.
Funding  
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Name Coiste na n-larchimí
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 10 Beechmount Avenue, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT12 7NA
Telephone 028 9020 0770
Fax 028 9043 5445
Email info@coiste.com
Web site http://www.coiste.ie/
Work Campaigns on issues of concern for former republican prisoners. (Coiste na n-larchimi Dublin branch conducted a small-scale storytelling project.)
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About Coiste na n-larchimi is an umbrella organisation acting on behalf of a range of groups and individuals who represent former republican prisoners and their families. Coiste estimate that these groups represent approximately 15,000 former prisoners. In 2007 the groups affiliated to Coiste included: Abhaile Aris; Ar Ais Aris, Dungannon; South Derry ex Prisoners; Cairde, Strabane; Castlerea Prison; Cumann na Meirleach; Failte Abhaille Dundalk; Failte Cluain Eois; Portlaoise Prison; Iar-Chimi Fhear Managh; La Nua; Marrowbone Ex-Prisoner Group; Tar Abhaile, Derry; Tar Anall, Belfast; Tar Isteach, Belfast; Video Tar Isteach, Dublin; and Tus Nua Sligo.
Funding Part financed by the EU's programme for Peace and Reconciliation
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Name Fírinne / Truth
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Angela Cosgrove
Address 87 Main Street, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh. Northern Ireland.
Telephone 028 6772 3896
Fax 028 6772 3602
Email firine@fsmail.net
Web site http://www.firinne.com/ ??
Work Legal; training; education; commemoration; storytelling,
Publications 'The Untold Truth'
About Support service for victims of 'state violence in  Fermangah.
Funding EU; UK Gov: £347,7831
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Name Justice for the Forgotten
Began 1996
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 64-66 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. Republic of Ireland.
Telephone 00 353 (0)1 855 4300
Fax 00 353 (0)1 819 3258
Email 1974bombings@esatlink.com 
Web site http://www.dublinmonaghanbombings.org/
Work Counselling;  Holistic Therapies; Healing by Remembering; Practical Support
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
About Campaigning for truth  for the victims of the Dublin and Monaghan Bombings.
Funding  
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Name Loughgall Truth and Justice Campaign
Began 1995
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Mairead Kelly
Address 62 St. Johns Crescent, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Republic of Ireland.
Telephone 00 353 (0)1 464 2190
Fax 00 353 (0)1 459 4340
Email mpkelly1@eircom.net
Web site http://www.loughgall20.com/lmcw_loughgall_a_search_for_the_truth.html
Work Befriending; Advice; Information; Advocacy; Recording Stories.
Publications Hall, Michael. (ed.) (2001). The unequal victims: Discussion by members of Loughgall Truth and Justice Campaign, (Island Pamphlets No.40), [PDF; 65KB]. Newtownabbey: Island Publications.
About Support for families who lost relatives at Loughgall.
Funding UK Gov: £7,2001
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Name Relatives for Justice
Began 1990
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Mark Thompson
Address 235a Falls Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT12 4PE
Telephone 028 9022 0100
Fax 028 9022 0101
Email info@relativesforjustice.com
Web site http://www.relativesforjustice.com/
Work Support; Drop-in Service; Outreach; Befriending; Counselling Support; Therapy Work, Welfare; Legal Advocacy; storytelling.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
DVDs??: Bridget's Daughters; John Wayne in Vienna; Visiting the Kesh; Collusion 1988 - 1994; Justice; Taeaiocht don Tuiras;
AboutSupport, advice and information for families beraved by state violence
Funding EU; UK Gov: £1,268,3411
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Name Survivors of Trauma
Began 1995
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Gay Teer
Address 151 Cliftonville Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT14 6LN
Telephone 028 9074 9944
Fax 028 9075 1740
Email survivors95@btinternet.com
Web site http://www.survivorsoftrauma.com/
Work Befriending; Youth Work; Advice; Information; Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays; Respite Support; Recording Stories; Training/Study
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About Support, advice and information for victims of violence in North Belfast.
Funding EU; UK Gov: £902,1841
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Name Tar Anall
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2010]
Contact  
Address 539 Falls Rd, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT11 9AB
Telephone 028 9032 3631
Fax 028 9030 8014
Email caitriona@taranall.ie
Web site  
Work Support; advice
Publications  
About Drop-in centre for former republican prisoners and their families
Funding £115,300 ??
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Name Tar Isteach
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 133 Hillman Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT15 2FX
Telephone 028 9074 6664
Fax 028 9074 6664
Email Taristeach@btconnect.com
Web site http://www.taristeachnorthbelfast.org/
Work Education; Support; Advocacy; Advice; Training; Youth Work
Publications Annual Report
About Group working on behalf of former republican prisoners and their families.
Funding See: http://www.taristeachnorthbelfast.org/; UK Gov: £190,9931
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Name Victims and Survivors Trust (VAST)
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Unit 12, Social Economy Village, Hannahstown Hill, Belfast.
Northern Ireland. BT17 0XS
Telephone 028 9062 7501
Fax  
Email contact@victimsandsurvivorstrust.com
Web site http://www.victimsandsurvivorstrust.com/
Work Befriending; Youth Work; Training; Advice;  Information; Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays; Respite Support; Recording Stories / storytelling; Film Making; Discussion Groups; Lectures.
Publications Victims and Survivors Trust (VAST). (2001-). Newsletter. Belfast: Victims and Survivors Trust (VAST).;
Various Films
About Support and advice for victims/survivors of the troubles in the West Belfast area.
Funding Reg. charity. UK: £514,1811

 

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Unionist groups and groups representing British security forces
Groups working mainly or exclusively with unionist victims and survivors

 

Name Coleraine / Ballymoney UDR
Began  
Status  
Contact  
Address  
Telephone  
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work Support; Information; Advice
Publications  
About Support, information and advice to families and ex-members of the UDR affected by the conflict
Funding UK Gov: £118,0601
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Name Disabled Police Officers Association (DPOA)
Began 1983
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Sharon Johnstone
Address Seapark, 151 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus. Northern Ireland. BT38 8PL
Telephone 0845 658 8025
Fax  
Email info@dpoani.org
Web site http://www.dpoani.org/
Work Trips; Art Therapy; IT training; Socialising
Publications 'Members' Hanbook and Code of Conduct'
About Support, information, advice for disabled police officers and their families.'
Funding Reg charity; Northern Ireland Police Fund; EU; UK: £190,3951
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Name The Ely Centre [Previously:  Fermanagh / South Tyrone Terrorist Victims Association]
Began 2002
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Lee McDowell
Address 60 Forthill Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Northern Ireland. BT74 6AJ.
Telephone 028 6632 0977
Fax 028 6632 0988
Email info@elycentre.com
Web site http://victimsurvivor.com/sec08/
Work Holistic therapies; Training; Art Classes; Youth Projects
Publications The Ely Centre. (2006). 'Terrorism and Agoraphobia'. Enniskillen: The Ely Centre.
About Promotes cognitive therapy between victims/survivors and society
Funding  
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Name Ex-Prisoners Interpretative Centre (EPIC)
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2010]
Contact  
Address 33a Woodvale Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT13 3BN.
Telephone 028 9074 8922
Fax 028 9020 1509
Email [none]
Web site [none]
Work Identify the needs of loyalist ex-prisoners and their families. Assist in the process of reintegration. Provide practical and emotional support using both formal and informal approaches. Improve public awareness on issues relating to ex-prisoners and their families. Drop-in centre. Welfare Rights officer. Youth Group. Mediation.
Publications  
About An organisation establieshed to support former loyalist prisoners and their families.
Funding  
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Name Families Achieving Change Together (FACT)
Formerly: Families Against Crime by Terrorism (FACT) - name changed on 6 August 2003
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Joan Hunter
Address 74 Bachelors walk, Lisburn. Northern Ireland. BT28 1XM
Telephone 028 9266 0077
Fax 028 9266 0076
Email info@factni.co.uk
Web site http://www.factni.co.uk/
Work Befriending; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Drop in Centre; Social Activities; Community Awareness
Publications  
About Support, training, information and advice to families in the Lisburn areas, bereaved or injured.
Funding EU; UK Gov: £647,6341
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Name Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (FAIR)
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 18 Mowhan Road , Markethill, County Armagh. Northern Ireland. BT60 1RQ
Telephone 028 3755 2619
Fax 028 3755 2719
Email info@victims.org.uk
Web site http://www.fairvictims.co.uk/Sec2012/
Work Befriending; Youth Work; Training; Advice;  Information; Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Recording Stories / storytelling.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
AboutSupport for families in the South Armagh area, bereaved or injured.during the troubles
Funding Reg charity; EU; Community Foundation Northern Ireland. UK Gov: £1,358,1421
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Name FEAR (Fermanagh) Ltd (Fear Encouraged Abandoned Roots)
Began 1994
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Derryloman, Brookeborough, County Fermanagh. Northern Ireland. BT94 4BA
Telephone 028 8953 1425
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work Befriending; Advice;  Information; Advocacy; Recording Stories.
Publications  
About Support for families displaced from their homes as a result of the conflict.
Funding  
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Name Fermanagh and South Tyrone Terrorist Victims Association (FASTVA)
Began 1999 [now ELY Centre]
Status No Longer in Operation
Contact Jim Dickson
Address 78 Rossory Church Road, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Northern Ireland. BT47 7HQ
Telephone 028 6632 4978
Fax 028 6634 23602
Email  
Web site  
Work Self-Help; Research
Publications  
About  
Funding UK Gov: £96,7381
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Name Give Innocent Victims Equality (GIVE)
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Irene Bell
Address  
Telephone 028 9181 7972
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work Befriending; Advice;  Information; Advocacy.
Publications  
About  
Funding UK Gov: £5,2001
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Name HAVEN Victims Support Group (Help and Advice with Victims Every Needs)
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2013]
Contact Leanne Locke
Address Richview Regeneration Centre, 339-341 Donegall Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT12 6FQ
Telephone 028 9031 4080
Fax  
Email haven@btconnect.com
Web site [No website] - Facebook: havenvsg
Work Personal Development; Daytrips; Training; Advice; Information; Advocacy; Recording Stories; Outreach
Publications Help and Advice with Victims Every Needs (HAVEN). (n.d.). Flyer. Belfast: HAVEN.
Hall, Michael. (ed.) (2002). In search of a Haven: Discussion by members of HAVEN victims support group, (Island Pamphlets No.44), [PDF; 70KB]. Newtownabbey: Island Publications.
About To give help and advice to those who have suffered as a result of the conflict.
Funding UK Gov: £212,2421
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Name Homes United Against Ruthless Terror (Hurt)
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2010]
Contact Nev Gallagher
Address 10 Windsor Avenue, Lurgan, County Armagh. Northern Ireland.
Telephone 028 3831 7557
Fax  
Email the_hurt_group@btinternet.com
Web site  
Work Information; Outreach; Social Events; Memorial Fund Applications; Lobbying
Publications  
About Support for families in the Craigavon area bereaved or injured during the conflict
Funding UK Gov: £480,7291
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Name Mid Ulster Survivors Trust
Began  
Status  
Contact  
Address  
Telephone  
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work  
Publications  
About  
Funding UK Gov: £1,0001
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Name Mourne Action for Survivors of Terrorism (MAST)
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Florence Graham
Address Reivers House, 10 Newcastle Street, Kilkeel, County Down. Northern Ireland. BT34 4AF
Telephone 028 41 6 3280
Fax [None]
Email office@mastkilkeel.co.uk
Web site [None]
Work Counselling, Befirending; Applications to Memorial Fund; Day Trips; Arts and Crafts; Residentials; Women's and Youth Group; Aromatherapy; Flower arranging
Publications Newsletter
About To 'provide support, offer practical help, share friendship and problems'
Funding EU; UK Gov: £229,1911
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Name North Ulster Victims Survivors Group
Began  
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact John Dickey 
Address  
Telephone  
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work  
Publications  
About  
Funding UK Gov: £15,0941
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Name Positive Action For Innocent Victims in North Down (PAIN)
Began 1998
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 117 Millisle Road, Donaghadee, County Down. Northern Ireland. BT20 0LA
Telephone 028 9188 8804
Fax 028 9146 5037
Email  
Web site  
Work Befriending; Counselling; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Recording Stories.
Publications  
About  
Funding  
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Name RAFT (Restorative Action Following on the Troubles)
Began 2004
Status In operation [last checked 2010]
Contact Delores Consadine
Address 2b Callan Crescent, Armagh. Northern Ireland. BT61 7RH
Telephone 028 3752 5883
Fax None
Email raftprojectni@btinternet.com
Web site None
Work Counselling; Self-help; Alternative Therapies, Out-Reach; Stress and Anger Management; ICT.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography
Flyers
About Provide Therapeutic Services,
Funding  
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Name Shankill Stress and Trauma Centre
Began 1987
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Alan Wardle / Mynah Wardle
Address 5 Ballygomartin Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT13 2LA
Telephone 028 9020 5305 / 5300
Fax 028 9020 5307
Email inkycore@hotmail.com
Web site [None]
Work Cognitive/Behavioural Therapy; Psycho-Dynamic Counselling; Transgenerational Therapy; Music Therapy; Irish History Project; Writers' Group; Capacity Building. BACP/IACP Accredited
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About Support, advice, research, information and counselling for victims of violence in the Shankill area
Funding EU; UK: £706,4221
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Name SOLAS NI Victim Support
Began 2003
Status In operation (2007)
Contact Stephen Marks
Address 324a Upper Newtonards Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland.
Telephone 028 9065 9987
Fax  
Email info@sloasni.com
Web site http://www.solasni.com/
Work IT Training; Benefitd Surgery; Counselling; Arts work; Creative Writing
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
Newsletter; Peace and Reconcilliation Magazine. 
About Victim support group set up to provide a variety of services and activities for bereaved and injured victims of the conflict in Belfast
Funding TWM; Proteus; UK Gov: £111,4791
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Name South Armagh Overcoming Loss (SAOL)
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Alan Brecknell
Address c/o 39 Slatequarry Road, Cullyhanna. Northern Ireland. BT35 OPX
Telephone 00 353 (0)8 6173 9722
Fax  
Email apbrecknell@tiscali.co.uk
Web site  
Work Establishing a network of support to address the emotional, social and health needs of those in the region affected by the conflict.
Publications  
About SAOL’s aim is to assess and address the needs of those affected by the Troubles in the border regions of South Armagh.
Funding  
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Name South / North Armagh Victims Encouraging Recognition (SAVER / NAVER)
Began 2000
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Mike Bambrick / Reatha Hassan OBE
Address Bingham House, 43 Main Street, Markethill, County Armagh. Northern Ireland. BT60 1PH
Telephone 028 3755 2808
Fax 028 3755 2802
Email savernaver@btconnect.com
Web site http://www.savernaver.com/
Work Counselling; Alternative Therapies; Training and Education; Women's Group; Men's Group; Youth Group; Events; storytelling.
Publications Local Newsletter ('Horizon')
About'To provide care and support for innocent victims of the Conflict in Northern Ireland. To train, reskill and educate victims on a pathway to employment.
To encourage and assist return to full mental and physical health plus reintegration with normal community life'.
Funding EU.
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Name South Down Action for Healing Wounds (SDAHW)
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Dorothy Meenagh
Address 16a Downpatrick Street, Rathfriland, County Down. Northern Ireland. BT34 5DG
Telephone 028 4063 1259
Fax 028 4063 1269
Email sdahw@btconnect.com
Web site http://www.sdahw.co.uk/
Work Befriending; Counselling; Youth Work; Training; Advice; Information; Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays; Respite Support; Recording Stories; Womens and Mens Groups.
Publications Book of Special Poems (SDAHW)
About 'SDAHW was established to provide help and support to victims of terrorism in the South Down area. The activities are varied and wide ranging with the emphasis on self-help and mutual support'.
Funding Community Foundation Northern Ireland; Children in Need; UK Gov: £341,3871
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Name Stewartstown and District Support Group
Began  
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Cookstown
Telephone  
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work Support
Publications  
About Mostly works with partners of  security foce members killed during the conflict
Funding National Lottery
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Name Together Encouraging and Remembering Victims of the Troubles (TEAR)
Began April 2004
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Rita Ross
Address 49 Dromore Street, Rathfriland, County Down. Northern Ireland. BT34 5LU
Telephone  
Fax  
Email ritaross1@btinternet.com
Web site http://www.tear.org.uk/
Work Befriending house group with no paid workers; offers social and welfare advice; respite breaks; family events; storytelling
Publications  
About TEAR Mission Statement
"TEAR was established to provide help and support to the direct victims of terrorist violence in the Rathfriland area. These activities are varied, with the emphasis on self-help and mutual support by and for the immediate victims of terrorist violence. The Group’s strategy is to provide a database of direct victims in the Rathfriland area, and thus establish and maintain a means of contact and mutual support between those who have suffered at the hands of terrorist violence."
Funding  
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Name West Tyrone Voice
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Hazlett Lynch
Address Grange Court, 21 Moyle Road Newtownstewart, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland. BT78 4AP
Telephone 028 8166 1324
Fax 028 8166 2848
Email westtyronevoice@yahoo.co.uk
Web site http://www.westtyronevoice.bravehost.com/
Work Befriending; Peer Group Support; Social Events; Training; Education and Research;
Publications West Tyrone Voice. (n.d.). Speaking and Acting for the Victims of Paramilitary Terrorism in West Tyrone. Newtonstewart: West Tyrone Voice.
Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About 'Supporting families of those bereaved or injured during the troubles.
Funding see: http://westtyronevoice.bravehost.com/service.html. UK: £820,0851

 

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Cross-Community Groups
Groups who mainly work with all sections of the community

 

Name An Crann / The Tree ... [No longer exists]
Began 1994
Status Project ended in 2004?
Contact  
Address 10 Arthur Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT1 4GD
Telephone 028 9024 0209
Fax 028 9024 0219
Email ancrann1@compuserve.com
Web site  
Work Recording and Exhibiting Stories; storytelling.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About  
Funding  
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Name Conflict Trauma Resource Centre
Began 2000
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Martin Snodden
Address Unit 9, Clanmill Arts and Small Business Centre, Northern Whig House, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT 11 LU
Telephone 028 90 92606
Fax 028 90 296050
Email snodden-martin@utvinternet.com
Web site [In Construction 2008]
Work Research, Therapeutic Support; Training; Healing with Memories; Storytelling
Publications 'Perceptions of Victimhood'; 'Healing the Memories'
Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About To help allevaiate trauma and pain experienced as a result of the conflict
Funding Rowntree Foundation; UK Govt: £265,7871
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Name Cross Group
Began 1975
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Maura Kiely
Address c/o 6A Cumberland Park, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT16 2AY
Telephone 028 9048 3952
Fax [None]
Email kielymaura@hotmail.com
Web site [None]
Work Befriending; Advice/Information; Complementary Therapies; Holidays/Respite Support.
Publications [None] A BBC documentary, 'Price of Peace',  was made about the group.
About Provides a befriending service and pays for counselling for group members
Funding UK Govt: £22,7451
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Name Cúnamh
Began 1997
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Cathy Nelis
Address 171 Sunbeam Terrace, Bishop Street, Derry. Northern Ireland. BT48 6UJ
Telephone 028 7128 8868
Fax 028 7128 8869
Email cunamh@freederry.org
Web site http://www.cunamh.org/
Work Befriending; Counselling; support; advocacy; storytelling.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About 'The rationale underpinning the development of the project was that the peace building process needed to cater for the emotional and psychological impact, which the conflict had upon people's health and well-being'. (their website)
Funding EU; National Lottery; Dept. Foreign Affiairs; WHSSB; UK Gov: £751,0841
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Name Enniskillen Together
Began 1987
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact Joseph Peake
Address 38A Darling Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Northern Ireland. BT74 7EW
Telephone 028 6632 7158
Fax 028 6634 2807
Email  
Web site  
Work Education; self-development; interchurch contact.
Publications  
About Set up in the aftermath of the Enniskillen bombing to further reconciliation
Funding  
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Name Glencree Centre for Reconciliation
Began 1974
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Jacintah DePaor
Address Glencree, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland.
Telephone +353 (0)1 282 9711
Fax +353 (0)1 276 6085
Email info@glencree.ie
Web site http://www.glencree.ie/
Work Peace and reconciliation; LIVE programme / storytelling.
Publications Murphy, Colin., and Adair, Lynne. (2004). Place for Peace: Glencree Centre for Reconciliation. Dublin: Liffey Press.
About To promote peace-building and reconciliation
Funding  see: http://www.glencree.ie/site/funding.htm. UK Gov: £7501
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Name Healing through Remembering
Began 2001
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Cate Turner
Address Alexander House, 17a Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT2 8HD
Telephone 028 9023 8844  
Fax  
Email info@healingthroughremembering.org
Web site http://www.healingthroughremembering.org/
Work  
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About An extensive cross-community project which looks at the issue of how to deal with the past relating to the conflict in, and about, Northern Ireland. (While HTR does not provide support and services directly to victims, it is included in this list because much of its discussions, debates and recommendations are victims focused.)
Funding UK Gov: £10,0001
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Name KAIROS
Began 1997
Status no longer in operation [merged into Conflict Resource Trauam Resource Centre] [last checked 2009]
Contact Martie Rafferty
Address 45-47 Donegal Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT1 2FG
Telephone 028 9096 1108
Fax 028 9096 1109
Email martie.kairos@dnet.co.uk
Web site  
Work Befriending; Counselling; Training; Advice/Information / Advocacy; Community Development; Networking (agencies/communities).
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About Training and counselling for victims of the troubles
Funding  
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Name Lifeline
Began 1978
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 113 Strandtown Drive, Sydenham, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT4 1NB
Telephone 028 9065 8328
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work Befriending, Family Therapy, Advice / Information / Advocacy; Holidays / Respite. 
Publications  
About A group first set up in response to the 'La Mon House Restaurant' bombing. 
Funding UK Gov: £26,5001
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Name Omagh Community Trauma and Recovery Team
Began 1998
Status [No Longer in Operation] 2001
Contact  
Address The Bridge Centre, 5A Holmview Avenue, Omagh, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland. BT79 0AQ
Telephone 028 8225 2599
Fax 028 8224 5569
Email trauma@westcare.n-i.nhs.uk
Web site  
Work Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Counselling; Family Therapy; Group, Art and Play Therapies; Cognitive Therapies; Psychotherapies.
Publications  
About  
Funding  
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Name Omagh Support and Self Help Group
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 53 Market Street, Omagh, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland. BT78 1EL
Telephone 028 8225 9877
Fax 028 8225 9877
Email osshg@hotmail.com
Web site http://www.omaghbomb.co.uk/ [new site launched in January 2006]
Work Befriending; Training; Advice / Information; Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays / Respite; Support.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About "Our mission is to promote, advocate, and address where possible, the needs of victims of the conflict in Ireland in order to achieve health, peace of mind, security and the foundations for personal growth. We are committed to addressing the real and practical needs of those bereaved and injured as a result of terrorist activity, and ensuring that victims are afforded the respect and consideration they deserve." [http://www.omaghbomb.co.uk/index.html]
Funding EU; Uk Gov: £217,7471
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Name Rainbow's End Project
Began 1994
Status [No Longer in Operation] 2004
Contact  
Address 67a Ballinran Road, Kilkeel, County Down. Northern Ireland. BT34 4JA
Telephone 028 4176 5452
Fax 028 9022 0101
Email  
Web site  
Work Support; Befriending programmes; Activities.
Publications  
About  
Funding  
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Name Families of the Disappeared
Began 1996
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Margaret McKinney
Address c/o WAVE, 5 Chichester Park South, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT15 5DW
Telephone 028 9077 9922
Fax 028 9078 1165
Email admin@wavebelfast.co.uk
Web site http://www.wavetraumacentre.org.uk/
Work  
Publications  
About Campaign for information on the location and return of the bodies of the disapeared to their families for proper burial.
Funding  
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Name South East Fermanagh Foundation
Began 1999 
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Manderwood Park, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh. Northern Ireland. BT92 0FS
Telephone 028 6772 3884
Fax 02867723884
Email seff.ni@btconnect.com
Web site  
Work Therapeutic; Welfare Advice; Education; Personal Development
Publications  
About The group exists to support, assist and advise people who have been victims of paramilitary terrorism.
Funding  
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Name Sub-Committee for Victims / Survivors on Behalf of South Tyrone Area Partnership
Began  
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact Pauline Rice
Address Peace Factory, Sunnysides House, 32a Coalisland Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland. BT71 6LA
Telephone 028 8775 0009
Fax  
Email Pauline.rice@dungannon.gov.uk
Web site  
Work Support; Training; Education
Publications  
About The Sub-committee aims to support individuals and groups address the legacy of the Troubles by means of flexible and individually tailored programmes.
Funding  
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Name Tara Counselling and Personal Development Centre
Began 1996
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 11 Holmview Terrace, Omagh, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland. BT79 0AH
Telephone 028 8225 0024
Fax 028 8225 0023
Email info@taraomagh.com
Web site http://www.taraomagh.com/
Work Befriending; Social and Welfare Advice; Respite; Events.
Publications  
About Counselling and support programmes for victims of violence in Omagh
Funding See: http://www.taraomagh.com/funders.htm. UK Gov: £923,5971
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Name The Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Foundation for Peace
Began 1995
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Jo Dover
Address The Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Young Peoples Centre, Peace Drive, Warrington, England. WA5 1HQ
Telephone 019 2558 1231
Fax 019 2558 1233
Email info@childrenforpeace.org
Web site http://www.foundation4peace.org/
Work Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Residential & Short course Programmes on conflict avoidance/resolution, peace and reconciliation; storytelling.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
'Legacy Report'
About Charity which provided educational programmes.to enhance conflict resolution
Funding Reg charity.
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Name Towards Understanding and Healing
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address c/o The Junction, 8 Bishop Street Within, Derry. Northern Ireland. BT48 6PW
Telephone 028 7136 1942
Fax 028 7126 4641
Email mhetherington@thejunction-ni.org
Web site http://www.thejunction-ni.org/towardsunderstandingandhealing.htm
Work Storytelling; out-reach
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
'Story-telling Process'
About 'An organisation that recognizes individual experience in the context of the larger story of conflict in Northern Ireland'.
Funding UK Gov: £5,5001
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Name Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) (NICVA)
Began 2004
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Paula Beattie
Address 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT15 2GB
Telephone 028 9087 5016 / 028 9087 5012
Fax 028 9087 5017
Email info@traumanetwork.org
Web site http://www.traumanetwork.org/
Work  
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
'Dealing with the Past'; 'Bringing Healing to Victims and Survivors'.
About A regional network offering cross sector adviocacy and support to groups working with victims and survivors of the conflict and those working to address the impact of trauma
Funding UK Gov:£1,2351
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Name Victims / Survivors Rural Network
Began  
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact Jeff Barr / David Davis
Address The Koram Centre, 3 Mourne Villas, Lower Main Street, Strabane, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland.
Telephone 028 7188 6181
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work  
Publications  
About The network aims to provide a forum for groups in rural areas to represent a common view to policy makers and funders.
Funding  
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Name WAVE Trauma Centre
Began 1991
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Sandra Peake
Address 5 Chichester Park South, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT15 5DW [and other locations]
Telephone 028 9077 9922
Fax 028 9078 1165
Email admin@wavebelfast.co.uk
Web site http://www.wavetraumacentre.org.uk/
Work Befriending; Counselling; Youth Work; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays / Respite; Support; Recording Stories / storytelling; Peer Group Support.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
Annual Report 1995/96, 1996/97, WAVE Leaflets and Booklets, Monthly WAVE Newsletter circulated to all members.
About Voluntary organisation was formed in 1991 to support people bereaved of a spouse as a result of violence in Northern Ireland.
Funding see: http://www.wavetraumacentre.org.uk/about/funders.php. £5,399,5691
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Name The Wider Circle
Began 1998
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Martina Mullin-O'Hare
Address 76-78 Hamill Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT12 4AA
Telephone 028 9024 5595
Fax  
Email info@widercircle.org 
Web site http://www.widercircle.org/
Work To deliver developmental group based, structured, therapeutic educational programmes that deal with the centrality of trauma; storytelling.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About To deliver developmental group based, structured, therapeutic educational programmes that deal with the centrality of trauma accessible to and targeting individuals from communities most affected by the impact of trauma.
Funding NIVT;  reg. charity. UK Gov: £265,5271

 

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'Parallel' Providers
Organisations which do not provide support exclusively to victims

 

Name 123 House
Began  
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 123 Cliftonville Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT14 6JR
Telephone 028 9074 7301
Fax  
Email youth-123@hotmail.com
Web site  
Work The project provides early years day care, after schools / youth group, Easter and summer schemes, outreach and family support and adult education
Publications  
About .
Funding £158,746 ??
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Name The Aisling Centre
Began 1981
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Carmel Rooney
Address 37 Darling Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Northern Ireland. BT74 7DP
Telephone 028 6632 5811
Fax 028 6632 5184
Email aisling@btopenworld.com
Web site http://www.aislingcentre.com/
Work Support, counselling, advice, and information to people suffering bereavement, stress, alienation, or abuse.
Publications Flyer 
About To provide counselling and advocacy on a range of issues
Funding UK Gov: £225,9821
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Name Alanna Consultancy
Began  
Status  
Contact  
Address  
Telephone  
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work  
Publications  
About Therapy training personal development and change
Funding UK Govt: £1,7901
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Name Breaking the Silence
Began  
Status  
Contact  
Address  
Telephone  
Fax  
Email  
Web site  
Work  
Publications  
About  
Funding UK Gov: £4,9981
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Name The Bridge of Hope
Began 2001
Status In operation [last checked 2012]
Contact  
Address Duncairn Gardens, 164 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast. BT15 2GN
Telephone 028 9074 6737
Fax  
Email  
Web site http://www.thebridgeofhope.org/
Work "Complementary therapies, legacy and conflict analysis, as well as accredited training and personal development courses geared at managing and reducing stress, learning how to relax and ways in which to boost confidence levels." (from Web site)
Publications  
About "Bridge of Hope is a community based victims and survivors service that works with individuals, families and communities affected by the political conflict in North Belfast and beyond." (from Web site)
Funding  
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Name Care In Crisis
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Stephen Coulter
Address 39 Union Street, Lurgan, County Armagh. Northern Ireland. BT66 8DY
Telephone 028 3832 9900
Fax  
Email office@careincrisis.org.uk
Web site http://www.careincrisis.org.uk/
Work  
Publications  
About Counselling service (not exclusively victims of the troubles)
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Name Community Action for Locally Managed Stress (Calms)
Began 1994
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 3rd Floor, 44-46 Waterloo Street, Derry. Northern Ireland. BT48 6HF
Telephone 028 7126 8698
Fax 028 7127 1717
Email info@calms.totalserve.co.uk
Web site  
Work Befriending; Training; Advice; Information; Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Work with perpetrators and victims of violence.
Publications Community Action for Locally Managing Stress (CALMS). (2002). Annual General Meeting. Derry: CALMS.
About Community based stress management centre
Funding EU; UK Govt: £878,5201
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Name Centre for Creative Energy
Began 1994
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Francesca
Address 46b Racecourse Road, Derry. Northern Ireland. BT48 8DS
Telephone 028  7135 0407
Fax 028 7135 0419
Email centreofcreaiveenergy@hotmail.com
Web site http://www.creativeenergy.org.uk/index.htm
Work psychotherapy/counselling; reflexology; Tai Chi.
Publications Flyer
About To provide counselling.
Funding UK Gov:  £11,5201
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Name Combat Stress [British Ex-services Mental Welfare Society]
Began 1919
Status In operation [last checked]
Contact  
Address Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, England. KT22 0BX
Telephone 01372 841600
Fax  
Email contactus@combatstress.org.uk
Web site http://www.combatstress.org.uk/
Work Home visists; Welfare; Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
Publications Newsletter
About To provide 'rehabilitative treatement which aims to help the victim cope with his or her disabilities and to enjoy a better quality of life'.
Funding UK Gov: £6,5001
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Name Contact Youth Counselling Service
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Norma Patterson
Address Ravenhill Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT6 8DR
Telephone 028 9045 7848
Fax 028 9045 5656
Email info@contactyouth.org
Web site http://www.contactyouth.org/
Work Counselling; workshops; help-line
About Confidential counselling service for people aged 11-25.
Publications  
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Name Corpus Christi Services
Began 1988
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 2b Springhill Drive,  Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT12 7SH
Telephone 028 9024 0653
Fax 028 9023 5236
Email joe@corpuschristiservices.co.uk
Web site http://www.corpuschristiservices.co.uk/home.htm
Work Counselling, community care; training and employment
Publications 'Mental Health Report'
About  
Funding UK Gov: £566,4391
About Counselling and group work for victims in West Belfast
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Name Corrymeela Community
Began 1965
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact David Stevens
Address Corrymeela House, 8 Upper Crescent, Belfast. Northern Ireland.
Telephone 028 9050 8080
Fax 028 9050 8070
Email belfast@corrymeela.org
Web site http://www.corrymeela.org/
Work Counselling; support group; cross-community relations
Publications Corrymela News
About  
Funding UK Gov: £7,5001
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Name Crossfire Trust
Began 1984
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Ian Bothwell
Address Darkley House, 95 Darkley Road, Keady, County Armagh. Northern Ireland. BT60 3AY
Telephone 028 3753 1636
Fax 028 3753 8817
Email admin@crossfiretrust.net
Web site http://www.crossfiretrust.net/
Work Visitation, family support; summer schemes; youth work
Publications Newsletter
About 'A registered charity which cares for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people, primarily in South Armagh, Northern Ireland'.
Funding UK Gov: £17,2141
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Name Cruse Bereavement Care
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address UK Wide
Telephone 028 9023 2695 (Belfast office)
Fax  
Email helpline@cruse.org.uk
Web site http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/index.html
Work Counselling; holidays; information
Publications Bereavement Care Journal
About Regional training of support volunteers to provide counselling throughout Northern Ireland
Funding UK Gov fund various branches: £35,000; £74,915; £37,587; £2,5001
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Name Koram Centre
Began 1995
Status In opertation [last checked 2009]
Contact Jeff Barr
Address 3 Mourne Villas, Lower Main Street, Strabane, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland. BT82 8BG
Telephone 028 7188 6181
Fax  
Email info@koramcentre.com
Web site http://www.koramcentre.com/home/
Work counselling; therapy; listening ear
Publications Hall, Michael. (ed.) (2004). A Safe Place: An exploration of the work of the Koram Centre, Strabane, (Island Pamphlets No.60). Newtownabbey: Island Publications.
About  
Funding UK Gov: £254,9381
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Name Lenadoon Community Counselling Project
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Michael Doherty/Patricia McQuillan
Address Glen Community Project, 41a Suffolk Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT11 9PE
Telephone 028 9058 5544 / 9060 0641
Fax 028 9061 5319
Email patriciamcquillan@hotmail.com
Web site  
Work Support groups; Counselling; Training Courses; Seminars
Publications  
About  
Funding £300,238 ??
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Name The Maranatha Community
Began 1981
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address UK Office, 102 Irlam Road, Flixton, Manchester, England. M41 6JT
Telephone 0161 748 4858
Fax 0161 747 7379
Email Office@maranathacommunity.freeserve.co.uk
Web site http://www.maranathacommunity.org.uk/
Work Befriending; Counselling; Family Therapy; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Help to those expelled from Northern Ireland.
Publications 'The Maranatha Vision'; 'Battle Cry: Where Do You Stand'; 'Newsletter'.
About Training for groups to become befrienders to vulnerable people, individual counselling and research.
Funding  
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Name New Life Counselling Service
Began 1993
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact Claire Rogan
Address Ardoyne, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Telephone 028 9039 1630
Fax  
Email newlifeservice@btconnect.com [email currently not working]
Web site http://www.youthcounsellingbelfast.com/ (youth counselling service)
Work Child, adult, family therapy
Publications  
About  
Funding UK Gov: £464,6791
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Name North-West Community Network
Began 1994
Status In operation [last checked 2009] 
Contact  
Address 23 Bishop Street, Derry. Northern Ireland. BT48 6PR
Telephone (028) 7127 9090
Fax (028) 7127 9357
Email info@nwcn.org
Web site http://www.nwcn.org/index.html/
Work Provides an alliance of 190 organisations
Publications  
About  
Funding  
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Name Northern Ireland Group for Art Therapy
Began 1976
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address c/o Centre for Psychotherapy, Shimna House, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT8 8BH
Telephone  
Fax  
Email info@nigat.org
Web site http://www.nigat.org/index.php
Work art as therapy; art psychotherapy; research; training
Publications  
About  
Funding  
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Name Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust
Began 1990
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Unit 4, McKibbin House, East Bank Road, Carryduff, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT8 8BD
Telephone 028 90814417
Fax 028 9081459
Email info@nimtt.org
Web site http://www.nimtt.org/
Work Music therapy; Educational Programmes
Publications  
About Music therapy for children traumatised by the conflict
Funding UK Gov: £94,9691
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Name Northern Ireland Women's Aid Federation
Began 1978
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 29 University Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT7 1HP
Telephone 028 9024 9041
Fax 028 9023 9296
Email niwaf@dnet.co.uk
Web site http://www.niwaf.org/
Work Refuge, aftercare, outreach, training, support and advice for women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.
Publications Newsletters; Annual Report; Poetry
About To create a safe and supportive society for women, children and young people affected by domestic violence.
Funding  
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Name NOVA (Bernardo's)
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 10 Bridge Street, Banbridge, County Down. Northern Ireland. BT32 4AA
Telephone 028 4062 8758
Fax 028 4062 5118
Email ni.nova@barnardos.org.uk
Web site http://www.barnardos.org.uk/nova.htm
Work Counselling; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Family Therapy; Support & Group work for Community & Local Groups.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About Support for groups in the mid-Ulster area working with victims.
Funding UK Gov: £584,1751
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Name Omagh Women's Area Network
Began 1997
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 2nd Floor, Community House, 2 Drumragh Avenue, Omagh. Northern Ireland. BT78 1DP
Telephone 028 8224 0990
Fax 028 8224 0496
Email owan@btinternet.com
Web site  
Work  
Publications  
About  
Funding  
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Name The Pat Finucane Centre
Began 1993
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 1 West End Park, Derry City. Northern Ireland. BT48 9JF
Telephone 028 7126 8846
Fax 028 7126 6453
Email info@patfinucanecentre.org
Web site http://www.serve.com/pfc/
Work Human Rights Advocacy; commemoration; storytelling.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About The Pat Finucane Centre's Mission statement
"The PFC is a non-party political, anti-sectarian human rights group advocating a non-violent resolution of the conflict on the island of Ireland. We believe that all participants to the conflict have violated human rights. The PFC asserts that the failure by the State to uphold Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “all are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law”, is the single most important explanation for the initiation and perpetuation of violent conflict. It is therefore implicit to conflict resolution that Article 7 be implemented in full. The PFC campaigns towards that goal."
Funding UK Gov: £21,1181
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Name PCN (Psychotherapy and Counselling Network)
Began 1993
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 39 Malone Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT9 6RX
Telephone 028 9066 5570
Fax 028 9066 5570
Email admin@cpcab.co.uk
Web site http://www.cpcab.co.uk/
Work Counsel and train marginalized people who have undergone trauma
Publications  
About Provide training to counsellors
Funding  
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Name Peace and Reconciliation Group
Began 1976
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 18/20 Bishop Street, Derry. Northern Ireland. BT48 6PW
Telephone 028 7136 9206
Fax 028 7137 7009
Email info@peaceprg.co.uk
Web site http://www.peaceprg.co.uk/
Work Education; mediation; counselling;
Publications Peace and Reconciliation Group. (1999). Foyle Directory of Community Groups and Associations. Derry: Peace and Reconciliation Group.
About  
Funding  
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Name Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust
Began 1999
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Maryfield Complex, 100 Belfast Road, Holywood. Northern Ireland. BT18 9QY
Telephone 028 9042 7788
Fax 028 9042 3566
Email info@prrt.org
Web site http://www.prrt.org/index.asp
Work Personal development guidance; psychological therapies; training
Publications Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust. (2008). ‘Newsletter’. Belfast: Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust.
About  
Funding UK Gov: £20,0001
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Name South Tyrone Empowerment Programme
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Unit T7, 2 Coalisland Rd, Dungannon, County Tyrone. Northern Ireland. BT71 6JT
Telephone 028 8772 9002
Fax  
Email info@stepni.org
Web site http://www.stepni.org/
Work Mentoring; Communtiy Development; Advice
Publications Annual Report
About Provides community dvelopment and training services to individuals in Tyrone.
Funding UK Gov: £15,7401; also, see: http://www.stepni.org/
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Name Stepping Stone Craigavon
Began 1990
Status In operation [2007]; Ceased Operation [2009?]
Contact Emer de Baroid
Address 333 Westacres, Craigavon, County Armagh. Northern Ireland. BT65 5BD
Telephone 028 3834 3287
Fax  
Email  
Web site
Work Counselling, support and self-help groups, complementary therapy 
Publications  
About Supporting victims of trauma in Brownlow and addressing local mental health needs
Funding UK Gov: £55,0001
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Name Streetbeat Youth Project
Began  
Status [last checked 2009]
Contact Sara Jane Waithe
Address 193 West Circular Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT13 3QF
Telephone 028 9072 1700
Fax 028 9071 8245
Email streetbyp@hotmail.com
Web site  
Work  
Publications  
About  
Funding UK Gov: £215,5321
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Name Threshold
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address McBrien House, 432 Antrim Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT15 5GB
Telephone 028 9087 1312 / 1313 / 1414
Fax 028 9087 1188
Email info@thresholdservices.com
Web site http://www.thresholdservices.com/
Work Residential; Psychotherapy; Training
Publications  
About Mental health agency providing services to people of all ages.
Funding  
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Name Top of the Hill 2010
Began 1994
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 122 Old Strabane Road, Gobnascale, Waterside, Derry. Northern Ireland. BT47 2EH
Telephone 028 7134 5200
Fax 028 7134 9333
Email www.toth2010@hotmail.com
Web site http://www.toth2010.org/
Work [ref in Communiy Healing as Victims' group; no mention of this on website]
Publications [none]
About Community redevelopment project
Funding  
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Name Ulster Quaker Service Committee
Began 1969
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address 541 Lisburn Road, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT9 7GQ
Telephone 028 9020 1444
Fax 028 9020 1881
Email info@ulsterquakerservice.com
Web site http://www.ulsterquakerservice.com/
Work assist displaced families; recreational activities; counselling; social skills training
Publications Newsletter
About Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
Funding  
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Name Victim Support Northern Ireland
Began  
Status In operation [last checked 2009]
Contact  
Address Annsgate House, 70/74 Ann Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland. BT1 4EH
Telephone 028 9024 4039
Fax 028 9031 3838
Email vsni@btinternet.com
Web site http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/vs_ni/vs_ni_home.html
Work Befriending; Information; Practical Help; Referral to other Agencies.
Publications Publications listed in the CAIN bibliography.
About Training programme for volunteers to deak with victims of violence.
Funding UK Gov: £52,0001

 

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Notes:

A number of sources were used in the compilation of the above list all of which are in the public domain. The prominent sources were the agencies repsonsible for either funding  or for evlaluating groups. These sources include: The Community Relations Council List (2007); Hansard (2007); the CLIO Evalaution Consortium (2002). Problematically, the information for some of the groups is, at present, sketchy and incomplete. Although some groups receive statutory funding, they do not appear to have a contact address. This may be due to the groups wishing to remain anonymous. Also, some of the names for the groups differ depending on the various sources. In these cases we include all the names until provenance is confirmed. We have tried to include some information about the purpose and work of these groups. Where possible, we have referred to the groups' own literature for description. The figure for UK government funding derives from Hansard; however, this source does not clarify which specific statutory agencies allocate the funding. If a groups' website specifies their funders, we provide a link to that page. Some groups are UK and/or Ireland wide and therefore may have multiple branches. In this case we have only referenced one branch, whether it is the main headquarters or their branch in Northern Ireland.

 

Footnotes:

1. The figures for UK government funding were taken from a written answer in the House of Lords Daily Hansard for 16 April 2007. The figures show the amounts allocated to organisations involved in providing funding for victims between 10 April 1998 and 31 March 2007. (These figures do not include other sources of funding, such as the District Council Community Relations Programme or EU funding, which victims' groups are eligible to apply for.)
Source:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmhansrd/cm070416/text/70416w0046.htm
PDF version of the source web page [PDF; 290KB]

See also:
There are also figures for the period 10 April 1998 to 31 March 2005.
Source:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200506/ldhansrd/vo051110/text/51110w05.htm
PDF version of the source web page [PDF; 177KB]

 

Sources:

Responses to letters (2006 and 2007) and phonecalls (2007-2008);
Various web sites;
Victims Liaison Unit Newsletter, Issue No. 3, May 2000 {external_link};
Community Relations Council;
Hansard;
CLIO;
Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust; and
Community Healing: Community Development Approaches to Political Trauma in Northern Ireland (2001)

 


Web Page Information
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/victims/groups/victimsgroups.html
Compiled by : Dr John Nagle and Dr Martin Melaugh
Date of first draft: 29 Aug 2007
Dates of modifications: 24 Jul 2008; 16 Jun 2009; 24 Nov 2009; 26 Jul 2010
Edited: Dr Martin Melaugh
PDF version: victimsgroups_2011-06.pdf [PDF; 407KB]

 

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