Northern Ireland Conflict and Mental Health

As part of the Mental Health Awareness week (8-14 May) the Commission has created an infographic that summarises some of our research findings into the effects of the Northern Ireland conflict on the population’s mental health.

Research by the Commission shows that around 15% of the NI population have experienced a conflict related mental health condition and that the region has one of the highest recorded rates of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the world.


One of the Commission’s statutory duties is to undertake or commission research concerning the interests of victims and survivors. This work is often carried out in partnership with universities and other research organisations. Research reports published by the Commission can be viewed here.


You can also download the PDF of our infographic here.