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List of some of the groups providing support to victims of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland



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Page Compiled: Fionnuala McKenna and Martin Melaugh

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List of some of the groups providing support to victims of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland
Please note: Not all of the groups listed below work exclusively with victims of the Troubles. See also the 'parallel' providers listed at the bottom of the page.


The Aisling Centre
37 Darling Street, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. BT74 7DP
Tel: 028 6632 5811
Fax: 028 6632 5184
Website: www.aislingcentre.com {external_link}
Support, counselling, advice, and information to people suffering bereavement, stress, alienation, or abuse.

An Crann / The Tree ... [No longer exists]
10, Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GD.
Tel: 028 9024 0209
Fax: 028 9024 0219
Email: ancrann1@compuserve.com
Recording and Exhibiting Stories.

Cúnamh
171 Sunbeam Terrace, Bishop Street, Derry. BT48 6UJ
Tel: 028 7128 8868
Fax: 028 7128 8869
Email: cunamh@freederry.org
Website: www.cunamh.org {external_link}
Befriending; Counselling; support.

Community Action for Locally Managed Stress (Calms)
3rd Floor, 44-46 Waterloo Street, L/Derry, BT48 6HF
Tel: 028 7126 8698
Fax: 028 7127 1717
Email: info@calms.totalserve.co.uk
Befriending; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Work with perpetrators and victims of violence.

Cross
c/o 6A Cumberland Park, Belfast, BT16 2AY
028 9087 4750
Email: kielymaura@hotmail.com
Befriending; Advice/Information; Complementary Therapies; Holidays / Respite Support.

Families Achieving Change Together (FACT)
Formerly: Families Against Crime by Terrorism (FACT) - name changed on 6 August 2003
74 Bachelors walk, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. BT28 1XM
Tel: 028 9266 0077
Fax: 028 9266 0076
Email: info@factni.co.uk
Website: www.factni.co.uk {external_link}
Befriending; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Drop in Centre; Social Activities.

Families Acting For Innocent Relatives (FAIR)
33 Main Street, Markethill, Co.Armagh, BT60 1PH.
Tel: 028 3755 2619
Fax: 028 3755 2619
Email: info@victims.org.uk
Website: www.victims.org.uk {external_link}
Befriending; Youth Work; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Recording Stories.

Fear (Fermanagh) Ltd
Derryloman, Brookeborough, BT94 4BA.
Tel: 028 8953 1425
Befriending; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Recording Stories.

Give Innocent Victims Equality (GIVE)
Tel: 028 9181 7972
Befriending; Advice / Information / Advocacy.

Glencree Centre for Reconciliation
Glencree, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Republic of Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0)1 282 9711
Fax: +353 (0)1 276 6085
Email: info@glencree-cfr.ie
Website: www.glencree.ie {external_link}
Peace and reconciliation

Help and Advice with Victims Every Needs (HAVEN)
171 Donegal Road, Belfast, BT12 5NA.
Tel: 028 9096 1108
Fax: 028 9024 4471
Befriending; Counselling; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Recording Stories.

KAIROS
45-47 Donegal Street, Belfast BT1 2FG.
Tel: 028 9096 1108
Fax: 028 9096 1109
Email: martie.kairos@dnet.co.uk
Befriending; Counselling; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Community Development; Networking (agencies/communities).

Lifeline
113 Strandtown Drive, Sydenham, Belfast, BT4 1NB
Tel: 028 9065 8328
Befriending, Family Therapy, Advice / Information / Advocacy, Holidays / Respite.
[Additional Information]

Loughall Truth and Justice Campaign
62 St. Johns Crescent, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
Tel: 00353 1 4642190
Fax: 00353 1 4594340
Email: mpkelly1@eircom.net
Befriending; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Recording Stories.

The Maranatha Community
UK Office, 102 Irlam Road, Flixton, Manchester, M41 6JT.
Tel: 0161 748 4858
Fax: 0161 747 7379
Email: Office@maranathacommunity.freeserve.co.uk
Befriending; Counselling; Family Therapy; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Help to those expelled from Northern Ireland.

NOVA
Bocombra Lodge, 2 Old Lurgan Road, Portadown, BT63 5SQ.
Tel: 028 3833 5173
Fax: 028 3836 1968
Counselling; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Family Therapy; Support & Group work for Community & Local Groups.

Omagh Community Trauma and Recovery Team
The Bridge Centre, 5A Holmview Avenue, Omagh, BT79 0AQ
Tel: 028 8225 2599
Fax: 028 8224 5569
Email: trauma@westcare.n-i.nhs.uk
Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Counselling; Family Therapy; Group, Art and Play Therapies; Cognitive Therapies; Psychotherapies.

Omagh Support and Self Help Group
5 Holmview Avenue, Omagh, County Tyrone. BT79 0AQ
Tel: 028 8225 9877
Fax: 028 8225 9877
Email: osshg@hotmail.com
Website: www.omaghbomb.co.uk {external_link} [new site launched in January 2006]
Befriending; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays / Respite Support.

Positive Action For Innocent Victims in North Down (PAIN)
117 Millisle Road, Donaghadee, BT20 0LA.
Tel: 028 9188 8804
Fax: 028 9146 5037
Befriending; Counselling; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Recording Stories.

Relatives For Justice (RFJ)
235a Falls Road
Belfast
Co Antrim
Ireland
BT12 4PE
Tel: 028 9022 0100
Fax: 028 9022 0101
Email: enquiries@relativesforjustice.com
Website: www.relativesforjustice.com
Support; Drop-in services; Satellite befriending programmes; Information; Advocacy.

Shankill Stress and Trauma Centre
5 Ballygomartin Road; Belfast; BT13 2LA.
Tel: 028 9020 5305/5300
Fax: 028 9020 5307
Befriending; Counselling; Youth Work; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Respite for Carers; Recording Stories; Self Awareness Work.

South Down Action for Healing Wounds (SDAHW)
37 Downpatrick Street, Rathfriland, Co.Down, BT34 5DG.
Tel: 028 4063 1259
Fax: 028 4063 1269
Email: sdahw@tinyworld.co.uk
Befriending; Counselling; Youth Work; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays / Respite Support; Recording Stories; Womens and Mens Groups.

Survivors of Trauma
44 Alliance Avenue, Belfast, BT14 7PJ.
Tel: 028 9074 9944
Fax: 028 9075 1740
Email: survivors@cinni.org
Befriending; Youth Work; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays / Respite Support; Recording Stories; Training/Study.

Tara Counselling and Personal Development Centre
11 Holmview Terrace, Omagh, Co.Tyrone, BT79 0AH.
Tel: 028 8225 0024
Fax: 028 8225 0023
Email: taracentre@talk21.com
Counselling; Youth Work; Family Therapy; Complementary Therapies; Personal Development Seminars/Workshops; Bookshop/Lending Library.

The Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Trust
The Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Young Peoples Centre
Peace Drive
Warrington
England
WA5 1HQ
Tel: 019 2558 1231
Fax: 019 2558 1233
Email: info@childrenforpeace.org
Website: www.childrenforpeace.org {external_link}
Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Residential & Short course Programmes on conflict avoidance/resolution, peace and reconciliation.

Victim Support Northern Ireland
Annsgate House, 70/74 Ann Street, Belfast, BT1 4EH.
Tel: 028 9024 4039
Fax: 028 9031 3838
Email: vsni@btinternet.com
Befriending; Information; Practical Help; Referral to other Agencies.

Victims and Survivors Trust (VAST)
Unit 12, Social Economy Village, Hannahstown Hill, Belfast, BT17 0XS
Tel: 028 9062 7501
Email: contact@victimsandsurvivorstrust.com
Website: www.victimsandsurvivorstrust.com {external_link}
Befriending; Youth Work; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays / Respite Support; Recording Stories; Film Making; Discussion Groups/Lectures.

Victims Unit
Room E5-03, Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast. BT4 3SR
Tel: 028 9052 3167; Freephone: 0808 127 3333; Text Tel: 028 9052 2343
Fax: 028 9052 8354
Email: info@victimsni.gov.uk
Website: www.victimsni.gov.uk {external_link}
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.

Victims Liaison Unit ... [Closed January 2005]
Room 123, Stormont House Annexe, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3SH
Tel: 028 9052 7900
Fax: 028 9052 7901
Email: victims@mics.gov.uk
Website: www.nio.gov.uk/issues/victims.htm {external_link}
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.

WAVE Trauma Centre
5 Chichester Park South, Belfast. BT15 5DW
Tel: 028 9077 9922
Fax: 028 9078 1165
Email: wavetc@clara.co.uk
Website: www.wavebelfast.co.uk/ {external_link}
Befriending; Counselling; Youth Work; Training; Advice / Information / Advocacy; Complementary Therapies; Holidays / Respite Support; Recording Stories; Peer Group Support.

The Wider Circle
76-78 Hamill Street, Belfast. BT12 4AA
Tel: 028 9024 5595
Email: infor@widercircle.org
Website: www.widercircle.org {external_link}
To deliver developmental group based, structured, therapeutic educational programmes that deal with the centrality of trauma.

 


'Parallel' Providers

New Life Counselling Service
Ardoyne, Belfast.
Email: newlifeservice@btconnect.com [email currently not working]
          Youth Counselling Belfast (youth counselling service)

Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust
Graham House, Knockbracken Health Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast. BT8 8BH
Tel: 028 9070 8854
Email: info@nimtt.org
Website: www.nimtt.org

Northern Ireland Womens' Aid Federation
29 University Street, Belfast. BT7 1HP
Tel: 028 90 249041
Fax: 028 90 239296
Email: niwaf@dnet.co.uk
Website: www.niwaf.org {external_link}
Refuge, aftercare, outreach, training, support and advice for women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

PCN (Psychotherapy and Counselling Network)
39 Malone road, Belfast. BT9 6RX
Tel: 028 9066 5570
Fax: 028 9066 5570
Email: info@counsellingnetwork.org
Website: www.cpcab.co.uk {external_link}
Counsel and train marginalized people who have undergone trauma

Threshold
McBrien House, 432 Antrim Road, Belfast. BT15 5GB
Tel: 028 9087 1312 / 1313 / 1414
Fax: 028 9087 1188
Email: info@thresholdservices.com
Website: www.thresholdservices.com {external_link}
Mental health agency providing services to people of all ages.

 


Sources:
Various web sites, and
Victims Liaison Unit Newsletter, Issue No. 3, May 2000 {external_link}

 


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