Trauma & Mental health

Trauma & Mental Health

For many years, we have advocated for a dedicated psychological trauma service to be established for victims and survivors of the Troubles.

In 2012, our Comprehensive Needs Assessment research found trauma services across the health system to be inconsistent and difficult to access for people living with conflict-related mental health issues.

As a result of this work the concept of a Regional Trauma Network gathered support and is due to become fully operational in early 2023.

The Network will be a collaborative partnership of five trauma therapy teams within each of Northern Ireland’s health trusts, and six victims’ funded service providers.

Northern Ireland’s Executive Office and the Department of Health in Northern Ireland are jointly responsible for establishing the Regional Trauma Network.

The Trauma Team Leads in each of the Trusts, along with the Clinical Leads from the funded services providers will be responsible for its operation in communities across the region.

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