Wave Trauma Centre

Wave Trauma Centre

5 Chichester Park South
BT15 5DW
United Kingdom

WAVE, a grass roots, cross community, voluntary organisation was formed in 1991 to support people bereaved of a spouse as a result of violence in Northern Ireland. It was expanded later to incorporate the needs of young people and children and anyone trau


Today the overall aim of WAVE is to offer care and support to anyone bereaved or traumatised through the violence, irrespective of religious, cultural or political belief. The philosophy and ethos of the organisation is one of inclusiveness i.e. anyone bereaved or traumatised—those physically impaired as a result of the violence in Northern Ireland and those who care for them. WAVE promotes a respect for life and an understanding of difference that is seen as enhancing rather than threatening. It affirms and acknowledges that there are ways of resolving difference other than through the use of violence and continually seeks creative ways of working through issues that have the potential to divide.

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Wave Trauma Centre

Living the Legacy of Trauma: Giving the Body it’s Due (Belfast) accredited by Open Learning, Queens University, Belfast. last few places: registration closing 12noon on Friday 18th January 2018
Aug 29 3:00pm

One Year Bursary Programme: Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma Studies

Wave Trauma Centre

An online Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma Studies (PGDip) has been developed in partnership between both the Adult Education Centre (ACE) and the Department of Sociology at University College Cork, Ireland and WAVE Trauma Centre, Belfast.
Mar 06 3:00pm

Invitation to tender

Wave Trauma Centre

WAVE are seeking to recruit a facilitator for the latest phase of ‘Stories from Silence’. Stories from Silence is an online oral history project where victims and survivors of the ‘Troubles’ record their stories of loss and/or injury.

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