Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Victims and Survivors
We provide support and services to victims and survivors identified in the Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.
This means that we can provide support to those who have been affected by the Troubles in the following ways:
- those who have been injured (physically or psychologically);
- those who care for people who have been injured in this way; and
- those who have been bereaved.
If you have been affected in any of these ways and feel that you need some support, please contact us. Our Health & Wellbeing Team is ready to speak with you in confidence and to find options for help that may be available to you.
The Victims and Survivors Service, in collaboration with community-based partner organisations, provides a broad range of support and services to victims and survivors.
The available services delivered directly by our community-based partners are listed below. To access any of this support you can contact one of these organisations directly.
Additional support and services can also be accessed by getting in touch with one of the organisations from the VSS Health & Wellbeing Caseworker Network:
These additional services include:
- Education & Training
- Literacy & Numeracy
- Persistent Pain – Complementary & Physiotherapy
- Disability Aids
- Trauma Focused Physical Activity
- Social Isolation
Support and services related to Legacy, Truth, Justice and Acknowledgement can be accessed directly through the VSS Advocacy Network.
If you need information and support to engage with the Victims’ Payment Board: Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme or other welfare related issues, this can be accessed directly through the following VSS funded organisations:
- CALMS (Community Action for Locally Managing Stress)
- Relatives for Justice (RFJ)
- South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF)
- The Ely Centre
- WAVE Trauma Centre
All of these organisations will treat your query or request for support in confidence. If you are not comfortable accessing services through any of our funded organisations, please contact VSS directly on 02890 279100 or through our enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.