The overall aim of the WAVE Trauma Centre as a cross-community, voluntary, regional organisation is to offer care and support to anyone bereaved, injured or traumatised through the ‘Troubles’ of Northern Ireland.
Since its establishment in 1991, WAVE has offered direct support to over 5,000 individuals; a cross-section of adults, young people and children with over 2,000 people currently engaged in support provision. Typically, over 650 new referrals are received across the organisation each year.
Service delivery includes Counselling; Complementary Therapy; Welfare Advice; Outreach support & Peer Support; Creative and Psycho-Educational projects, Accredited Trauma Training; Transgenerational / Youth services; Advocacy & Casework Service; Truth, Justice & Acknowledgement. Services are delivered regionally across five project centres located in Belfast, Omagh, Armagh, Derry / Londonderry and Ballymoney with associated satellite provision.
Recent developments include the expansion of Clinical Services provision in rural areas and the extension of Trauma Training into Bosnia Herzegovina. If you have been affected by the Troubles and need someone to talk to, please contact us for help.
Useful key words:
- The Disappeared
- WAVE Injured Group
- International reach
This organisation receives support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups Working with Victims and Survivors, to deliver some or all of the services that it provides. Its views do not necessarily reflect those of the Victims and Survivors Service.
How to Access this Service
If you wish to make contact with this organisation, feel free to call or email them directly using the details provided. Alternatively, feel free to contact VSS on 028 90 279100. Our Health and Wellbeing Team will be happy to assist you.
WAVE Trauma Centre Belfast
5 Chichester Park South
WAVE Trauma Centre Armagh
15 Abbey Street
WAVE Trauma Centre Omagh
18 Holmview Avenue
WAVE Trauma Centre Derry/Londonderry
2nd Floor, 25-31 The Diamond