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  • Tea Party In WAVE Ballymoney

    Tea Party In WAVE Ballymoney

    WAVE participants and staff enjoyed the recent tea party at WAVE Ballymoney.

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  • WAVE Ballymoney Centre Update Autumn 2017

    WAVE Ballymoney Centre Update Autumn 2017

    Find out more about our latest courses and events at WAVE Ballymoney..

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  • WAVE Armagh Centre Fundraiser

    WAVE Armagh Centre Fundraiser

    A big thank you to Betty Speers for all her hard work organising and running the recent Car Boot Sale in Altnaveigh House, Newry on the 29th July 2017.

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  • Door collection at TESCO Ballymoney

    Door collection at TESCO Ballymoney

    WAVE volunteers and staff raised £523.39 at a door collection at TESCO Ballymoney on Saturday 5th August.

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  • Have you a spinal cord injury and experience upper limb pain or damage?

    Have you a spinal cord injury and experience upper limb pain or damage?

    Ulster University and Musgrave Park Hospital Spinal Cord Injury Unit are involved in a research study to investigate the lived experience of people with SCI with upper limb damage.

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  • Michael McConville releases a statement on behalf of the McConville family

    Michael McConville releases a statement on behalf of the McConville family

    Michael McConville the brother of Billy McConville who campaigned on behalf of victims of institutional sexual and physical abuse and who died from cancer on Sunday has said that the family now need the time and space to ‘…quietly grieve’for him.

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  • Billy, son of Disappeared victim Jean McConville has passed away

    Billy, son of Disappeared victim Jean McConville has passed away

    The Board, staff and volunteers at WAVE Trauma Centre were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Billy McConville.

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  • WAVE Injured Group meet with the Secretary of State

    WAVE Injured Group meet with the Secretary of State

    A delegation from WAVE Trauma Centre met the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire MP today to discuss the current position on the legacy elements of the Stormont House Agreement.

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  • Fond farewell to Felicitas Kuttler

    Fond farewell to Felicitas Kuttler

    WAVE staff say a very fond farewell to Felicitas Kuttler, our year long volunteer from Germany

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  • Trauma Training Autumn 2017 Timetable

    Trauma Training Autumn 2017 Timetable

    Wave Trauma Centre Trauma Education is pleased to launch their autumn courses throughout the WAVE centres.

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  • Owen Smith MP meets with WAVE Injured Group

    Owen Smith MP meets with WAVE Injured Group

    Writing in The Times on the 28th June 2017, Owen Smith MP refers to those bereaved or injured as a result of the 'Troubles.'

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  • Belfast WAVE Day of Reflection Event

    Belfast WAVE Day of Reflection Event

    WAVE Belfast held a poignant evening event to remember all those who died or were injured as a result of the 'Troubles.'

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  • Silent Testimony

    Silent Testimony

    Silent Testimony will go on display in Dublin Castle this week.

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  • Official opening of the new Derry Londonderry office

    Official opening of the new Derry Londonderry office

    On the 21st June we officially opened our new WAVE Trauma Centre office at 25-31 The Diamond.

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  • Day of Reflection at WAVE Ballymoney

    Day of Reflection at WAVE Ballymoney

    The Ballymoney WAVE centre marked the annual ‘Day of Reflection’ with a special quiet room set aside for anyone who wanted to remember a loved one or simply join others on this poignant day.

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  • Trauma Training Education Session

    Trauma Training Education Session

    WAVE Trauma Centre are pleased to announce their upcoming Trauma Education Information session and Recruitment of Facilitators Day at the Guildhall, Derry Londonderry.

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  • WAVE Centres' Day of Reflection

    WAVE Centres' Day of Reflection

    Day of Reflection events shall take place across all WAVE centres on Wednesday 21st June 2017, the longest day of the year.

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  • Derry Londonderry Update Summer 2017

    Derry Londonderry Update Summer 2017

    Find out all about the latest courses and events taking place at WAVE Derry Londonderry...

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  • 'Oral Testimony: Memory for the Future Seminar' with Dr Robert M Ehrenreich

    'Oral Testimony: Memory for the Future Seminar' with Dr Robert M Ehrenreich

    Healing Through Remembering, in conjunction with WAVE Trauma Centre invites you to a seminar: “Oral Testimony: Memory for the Future” with Dr Robert M Ehrenreich 2pm registration: Seminar 2:15 – 3:30pm at Healing Through Remembering offices on Wednesday 14th June 2017.

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  • Omagh update Summer 2017

    Omagh update Summer 2017

    Find out more about our latest courses and events at WAVE Omagh...

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  • The family of Seamus Ruddy have welcomed the news that his remains are to be repatriated  from France

    The family of Seamus Ruddy have welcomed the news that his remains are to be repatriated from France

    Seamus Ruddy was abducted from Paris in 1985 by the INLA then murdered and secretly buried in a forest in Pont-de-l’Archenear Rouen. His remains were uncovered by the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) on 6 May after four days of searching. His remains will be brought to Dublin.

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  • Professor Patrick Johnston died suddenly

    Professor Patrick Johnston died suddenly

    Professor Jean Orr, Emeritus Professor of Nursing at Queen's University and Chair of WAVE's Management Board expresses the deep sadness felt by all in WAVE's Trauma Education Department on the sudden death of Professor Patrick Johnston.

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  • Jean's birthday remembrance tree in full bloom

    Jean's birthday remembrance tree in full bloom

    On the 7th May 2014 Jean McConville's children planted a tree in the WAVE garden to mark their Mum's 80th birthday. They hoped it would blossom each May on her birthday.

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  • Thanks to M & S gardening volunteers

    Thanks to M & S gardening volunteers

    An exciting day with the Marks and Spencer's team. The garden is an important focal point in WAVE Belfast as a place of safety and tranquillity for people of all ages. Thanks to all volunteers!

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  • Day of Reflection

    Day of Reflection

    Day of Reflection events will be held in each WAVE centre on the 21st June 2017. Further details on the Centres will be posted separately. The Day of Reflection held on the longest day of the year is a time when we remember all those who died or were injured as a result of the Troubles.

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  • Visit from Masters in Terrorism & Political Violence students

    Visit from Masters in Terrorism & Political Violence students

    On 6 May 2017, staff and students from the Masters in Terrorism & Political Violence programme at University of St Andrews, Scotland visited WAVE.

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  •  Reflection on the events at Manchester Arena

    Reflection on the events at Manchester Arena

    A poignant reflection by Paul Gallagher on the terrible events at Manchester Arena. Paul writes 'One way of helping the victims and survivors of the bombing in Manchester is to provide love, kindness, empathy and compassion.

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  • WAVE Newsletter March 2017

    WAVE Newsletter March 2017

    The latest WAVE Newsletter with information about the 25th anniversary, a tribute to Margaret McKinney and much more ...

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  • Queens Summer Break and Masterclass with Dr Robert Ehrenreich

    Queens Summer Break and Masterclass with Dr Robert Ehrenreich

    BSc Hons Psychological Trauma Studies – Our students at Queens University have recently submitted the final piece of work for the second year of their four year degree programme. Students can relax now and enjoy the summer break before we begin third year in September 2017!!! We are also looking forward to the Masterclass with Dr Robert Ehrenreich in June.

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  • Congratulations to Paul Gallagher

    Congratulations to Paul Gallagher

    Congratulations to Paul Gallagher who will commence a PhD in October 2017 at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, also in Queen's University.

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  • 40th anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Nairac

    40th anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Nairac

    The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) appeals for information on the 40th anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Nairac.

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  • Alex Bunting received MBE

    Alex Bunting received MBE

    Congratulations to Alex Bunting who received an MBE from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. Alex (photo with his wife Linda) received the honour for his work on behalf of those injured and their families, as a result of the Troubles.

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  • Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of Vera McVeigh, Columba’s mum

    Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of Vera McVeigh, Columba’s mum

    On the tenth anniversary (Tuesday 9 May) of the death of Vera McVeigh, the mother of Columba McVeigh who was abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA in 1975, her son Oliver has said that he hopes those who have information about where Columba’s remains are buried will ‘...heed the words of Gerry Adams’ and come forward to the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR).

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  • RUDDY FAMILY DELIGHTED AT NEWS OF REMAINS FIND

    RUDDY FAMILY DELIGHTED AT NEWS OF REMAINS FIND

    Anne Morgan, sister of Seamus Ruddy has said that the family is delighted that remains have been found by the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims‘ Remains (ICLVR) at the site the team have been searching since Tuesday (2 May).

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  • RUDDY FAMILY HAVE 'ANXIOUS WAIT' AS SEARCH BEGINS

    RUDDY FAMILY HAVE 'ANXIOUS WAIT' AS SEARCH BEGINS

    As the search for the remains of Seamus Ruddy who was abducted from Paris and murdered and then secretly buried by the INLA more than 30 years ago begins today (Tuesday 2 May) in a forest outside Rouen in Northern France his family say that they are in for ‘...a very anxious wait’ to see if he can be found and returned to them for a Christian burial.

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  • Belfast Marathon great success

    Belfast Marathon great success

    The sun shone on May Day and our team of runners and 39 walkers were fabulous at the Belfast Marathon! The team made great time.

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  • Belfast City Marathon fundraiser

    Belfast City Marathon fundraiser

    45 individuals will participate in the Marathon on 1st May to raise money for WAVE. The money raised will go towards providing front line projects for those bereaved and/or injured in the ‘Troubles’. See how you can donate and support.

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  • New Trauma Training Courses

    New Trauma Training Courses

    Learn more about our university accredited courses and come to our Information Evening at Belfast City Hall on Friday 19th May 2017 at 6.30pm

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  • DLA IS ENDING!

    DLA IS ENDING!

    DLA is ending and will be replaced by a new benefit called PIP…….

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  • Rev Dr David Clements letter to Martin McGuinness

    Rev Dr David Clements letter to Martin McGuinness

    Letter from Rev Dr David Clements to Martin McGuinness

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  • Fundraiser at ASDA Coleraine

    Fundraiser at ASDA Coleraine

    The WAVE Ballymoney team thanks all volunteers who helped at our door collection at ASDA in Coleraine. In total, we raised an amazing £531.83.

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  • News from WAVE Ballymoney

    News from WAVE Ballymoney

    Find out about our latest courses and events at WAVE Ballymoney...

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  • Death of one of the founders of the Families of the Disappeared

    Death of one of the founders of the Families of the Disappeared

    Margaret McKinney one of the founders of the Families of the Disappeared who has died (31 January) aged 85 was described by Sandra Peake, CEO of the WAVE Trauma Centre as ‘a truly remarkable woman who was instrumental in bringing the issue of the Disappeared from the silent fringes into the peace process itself’.

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  • Last Trauma Education Information Day tomorrow at WAVE's Derry/Londonderry Centre

    Last Trauma Education Information Day tomorrow at WAVE's Derry/Londonderry Centre

    The last remaining Trauma Education Training Day is happening tomorrow at WAVE's Derry/Londonderry Centre at 11am.

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  • Only 3 places left for QUB 'Compassion Fatigue & Resiliency' Course

    Only 3 places left for QUB 'Compassion Fatigue & Resiliency' Course

    There are only three places left for WAVE's & QUB's accredited course entitled 'Compassion Fatigue & Resiliency Skills' beginning next Tuesday 24th January 2017.

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  • CHAMPION FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS HONOURED

    CHAMPION FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS HONOURED

    The award of an MBE to victims campaigner Alex Bunting has been described as “thoroughly deserved recognition for a tireless champion for victims and survivors of the Troubles particularly those severely injured”.

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  • Bag Packing at TESCO

    Bag Packing at TESCO

    WAVE Derry/Londonderry staff took part in bag packing at Tesco’s Strand Road on Friday 16th December and raised a fantastic £533.

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  • Derry Londonderry Winter Update

    Derry Londonderry Winter Update

    Read about courses and events at our new Derry Londonderry WAVE office.

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  • Springwell Running Club Donation

    Springwell Running Club Donation

    Members of the Springwell Running Club donate £200 to WAVVE Trauma Centre in Ballymoney.

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  • BACK CAMPAIGN FOR PENSION FOR SEVERELY INJURED: WAVE Trauma Centre

    BACK CAMPAIGN FOR PENSION FOR SEVERELY INJURED: WAVE Trauma Centre

    The Injured Group at the WAVE Trauma Centre have written to MLAs, MPs, Church leaders and other opinion formers urging them to back their campaign for a special pension for those so severely injured through no fault of their own during the Troubles that they were unable to build up occupational pensions and now face moving into old age having to live on benefits.

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  • Please Sign Petition for Special Pension

    Please Sign Petition for Special Pension

    WAVE's Injured Group is asking you to support their campaign for a special pension for those severely injured during the NI Troubles by signing their petition today.

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  • WAVE Omagh Christmas Update

    WAVE Omagh Christmas Update

    Check out what's happening at WAVE Omagh including our Christmas Carol Service & Charity Draw.

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  • Statement from the McKee family

    Statement from the McKee family

    Statement from the McKee family following the inquest into the murder of Kevin McKee in 1972.

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  • NI Water dig deep for WAVE

    NI Water dig deep for WAVE

    Volunteers from NI Water digged deep for WAVE last week by helping to create a garden pond and tidying up our Garden of Hope at the Belfast Centre.

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  • Silent Testimony revisited

    Silent Testimony revisited

    Our friend and colleague leading artist Colin Davidson has revisited his experience of the Silent Testimony exhibition whilst speaking about the recent unveiling of his portrait of The Queen.

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  • Derry Londonderry moving premises

    Derry Londonderry moving premises

    The WAVE Derry Londonderry Centre will move to new premises between the 7th and 14th November 2016, the new address is 25 – 30, The Diamond, Derry Londonderry.

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  • WAVE Trauma Centre offer New Opportunities to Learn about Psychological Trauma and its Effects

    WAVE Trauma Centre offer New Opportunities to Learn about Psychological Trauma and its Effects

    As an organisation, WAVE has gained a mass of expertise in delivering accredited, trauma- focused education courses to those who have been bereaved, traumatised or injured through the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland, or those working in the community and with agencies impacted by the legacy of Conflict in Northern Ireland.

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  • Silent Walk for the Disappeared

    Silent Walk for the Disappeared

    The 10th annual Silent Walk for the Disappeared will take place at Stormont at noon on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

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  • 'We Can't Ignore History'

    'We Can't Ignore History'

    A letter written by Professor Jean Orr, Chair of WAVE in response to a Journalistic article has been chosen as today's 'Letter of the Day' by the Belfast Telegraph newspaper.

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  • Shadow Secretary of State visits WAVE

    Shadow Secretary of State visits WAVE

    Mr Dave Anderson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, visited WAVE recently.

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  • Armagh County Matters

    Armagh County Matters

    WAVE Armagh featured on Irish TV's 'Armagh County Matters' programme.

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  • WAVE Derry/Londonderry receives over £2000 from fundraiser at The Maldron Hotel.

    WAVE Derry/Londonderry receives over £2000 from fundraiser at The Maldron Hotel.

    WAVE Trauma Centre in Derry/Londonderry organised an adaption of ‘Take Me Out’ dating programme hosted by Dale Thomas at The Maldron Hotel on the 8th October to mark our 25th anniversary.

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  • 10th Silent Walk for 'The Disappeared'

    10th Silent Walk for 'The Disappeared'

    The Families of the Disappeared will take part in the tenth Silent Walk at Stormont on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at 12 noon. This year shall mark the tenth anniversary of the walk on All Souls Day.

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  • Fundraising Dinner Dance at Rosspark Hotel in Kells

    Fundraising Dinner Dance at Rosspark Hotel in Kells

    James Nesbitt helped to mark 25 Year Anniversary and to raise £3,200.

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  • Thankyou to Strangford College who fundraises for WAVE

    Thankyou to Strangford College who fundraises for WAVE

    Big thanks to Strangford Integrated College located in Carrowdore, Newtownards who have raised £290 for WAVE after their non-uniform day in the Summer Term.

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  • WAVE Omagh receives over £5,000 from Grand Country Concert

    WAVE Omagh receives over £5,000 from Grand Country Concert

    Robbie and Phyliss Donald presented a cheque for £5221.00 to WAVE Omagh staff recently, proceeds raised from the Grand Country Concert and Draw held at Lislimnaghan Hall, Omagh on 14th September 2016.

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  • WAVE Derry '25 Years' Fundraiser

    WAVE Derry '25 Years' Fundraiser

    WAVE Derry Londonderry Centre is proud to announce their celebration of 25 Years service to the local community by holding a 'Take Me Out' special dating show on Saturday 8th October 2016.

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  • Global Nurses United Conference

    Global Nurses United Conference

    Guests from WAVE attend Global Nurses United conference in Dublin

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  • Dinner Dance Night with James Nesbitt and Bone Idol

    Dinner Dance Night with James Nesbitt and Bone Idol

    To mark the 25 year anniversary, WAVE Trauma Centre in Ballymoney is holding a fundraising evening at the Rosspark Hotel in Kells this Saturday 24th September, hosted by actor and WAVE patron, James Nesbitt. It will be an evening of fun and food, with Claire Louise Turner on harp, and dancing music provided by local Ballymoney band, Bone Idol.

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  • WAVE Omagh '25 Years' concert raises over £5,000 at sell out show!

    WAVE Omagh '25 Years' concert raises over £5,000 at sell out show!

    WAVE Omagh Centre's '25 Years' Charity country concert has raised over £5,000 at a sell out show last night.

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  • WAVE shares 'Disappeared' experience with Chilean Visitors

    WAVE shares 'Disappeared' experience with Chilean Visitors

    WAVE and some members of 'The Disappeared' were pleased to welcome a delegation from the Chilean Forensic Service to discuss and learn about the process of recovering the bodies of those who have disappeared.

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  • WAVE is delighted to announce QUB accredited courses

    WAVE is delighted to announce QUB accredited courses

    WAVE Trauma Centre is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the School of Education through open learning at Queens University Belfast.

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  • WAVE helping to move the Victims agenda forward

    WAVE helping to move the Victims agenda forward

    WAVE was delighted to meet with the Junior Ministers yesterday and be given the opportunity to push the Victims agenda forward.

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  • International Day of the Disappeared

    International Day of the Disappeared

    Tuesday 30th August marked the International Day of the Disappeared

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  • The Journey

    The Journey

    ‘The Journey’ Visual Art Exhibition Launched in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh

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  • Secretary of State visited WAVE

    Secretary of State visited WAVE

    The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire, visited WAVE Trauma Centre in Ballymoney (photo, with WAVE CEO Sandra Peake).

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  • 25th Anniversary

    25th Anniversary

    WAVE Armagh mark 25 years!

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  • Omagh Update Summer 2016

    Omagh Update Summer 2016

    Read the latest news on courses and events in the WAVE Centre, Omagh

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  • WAVE Ballymoney Update

    WAVE Ballymoney Update

    Learn more about upcoming courses and developments at the Ballymoney centre...

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  • Derry-Londonderry Update

    Derry-Londonderry Update

    Read the latest news on courses and events in the WAVE Centre, Derry-Londonderry

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  • Day of Private Reflection

    Day of Private Reflection

    WAVE Trauma Centre Armagh mark the Annual Day of Private Reflection.

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  • Masterclass at QUB

    Masterclass at QUB

    WAVE Masterclass held at Queen's University Belfast on the role of oral testimony in education on Wednesday 15th June 2016. A thought provoking evening- 'when the testimony of survivors 'lived experience' brings an essential element to understanding the impact of past events that is not found in facts and figures alone'.

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  • Open College Network student success

    Open College Network student success

    On a beautiful summer's evening last night, WAVE held their annual OCN Award ceremony in the gardens of the Belfast Centre.

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  • South Tyrone Hospital Project

    South Tyrone Hospital Project

    WAVE Armagh Art Group transform children and family rooms in South Tyrone Hospital!

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  • Armagh Newsletter: June 2016

    Armagh Newsletter: June 2016

    Read our latest WAVE Update for news on news on courses, events, peer support and much more.

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  • Mr Athletic - Anthony Vernon fundraises for WAVE Trauma Centre

    Mr Athletic - Anthony Vernon fundraises for WAVE Trauma Centre

    An unusual fundraiser for WAVE is on the way as a young man is working out every day to achieve his goal to fundraise £1,000 for our charity. Mr Anthony Vernon will compete against many others to become Mr Athletic at the Northern Ireland Fitness Model Association (NIFMA) MR & MISS EUROPE Fitness Model Championships in Newtownards on Sunday 5th June 2016.

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  • Trauma Training Opportunity

    Trauma Training Opportunity

    WAVE Armagh are offering the opportunity to complete an OCN Level 4 in Psychological Trauma starting June 2016.

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  • Nurses get freedom of the City of Belfast

    Nurses get freedom of the City of Belfast

    Nurses were granted the Freedom of Belfast at a ceremony on Wednesday 25th May 2016 in the City Hall.

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  • Masterclass in Trauma Studies

    Masterclass in Trauma Studies

    WAVE is proud to present a Masterclass in Trauma Studies at Queens University, Belfast on Wednesday 15th June 2016.

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  • WAVE's Day of Reflection events - Tuesday 21st June

    WAVE's Day of Reflection events - Tuesday 21st June

    Day of Reflection events shall be taking place across all WAVE centres on Tuesday 21st June 2016, the longest day of the year.

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  • VSS Grants

    VSS Grants

    You may be eligible for a grant from the Victims & Survivors Service if you were affected by the Northern Ireland Troubles

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  • Upcoming OCN Level 3 Trauma and Addiction course in our Derry Londonderry Centre

    Upcoming OCN Level 3 Trauma and Addiction course in our Derry Londonderry Centre

    WAVE Trauma Centre will be running a OCN Level 3 in Trauma and Addiction course in our Derry Londonderry Centre

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  • Stories from Silence Launch tonight

    Stories from Silence Launch tonight

    “They say grief is the price of love….” The words of one of those interviewed for WAVE’s new phase of its highly acclaimed “Stories from Silence” audio project to be launched in Belfast Castle at 7pm tonight on Wednesday 18 May.

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  • Continued WAVE success as Professional Citizen Trainers at QUB

    Continued WAVE success as Professional Citizen Trainers at QUB

    A team of 16 WAVE Citizen Trainers led over 20 tutorials with Nursing & Midwifery students from Queens University, Belfast to great success during the Spring Semester. The continuation of this joint initiative between Queens and WAVE goes from strength to strength.

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  • Congratulations to our WAVE Walkers!!

    Congratulations to our WAVE Walkers!!

    Tucker and Susie raise funds for WAVE Trauma Centre and the Families of the Disappeared

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  • Mark Kelly on BBC Radio Talkback

    Mark Kelly on BBC Radio Talkback

    Mark Kelly from WAVE Questions the politicians on BBC Radio Talkback Wednesday 20th April 2016

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  • WAVE does Strictly raises over £10,000! Thank you!

    WAVE does Strictly raises over £10,000! Thank you!

    WAVE's Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser on the 9th April has so far raised over £10,000! We are delighted with the amount raised and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved!

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  • WAVE does 'Strictly' Fundraiser!

    WAVE does 'Strictly' Fundraiser!

    Come & join us for our upcoming 'Strictly Come Dancing' Fundraiser on Saturday 9th April 2016 at the Clayton Hotel, Belfast at 7pm. Tickets on sale now in aid of Families affected by the Troubles.

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  • Skills, Crafts & Craic

    Skills, Crafts & Craic

    With a wide range of fun and interesting Personal Development courses available in the Armagh centre, there's something for everyone!

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  • Ballymoney Update January 2016

    Ballymoney Update January 2016

    WAVE Ballymoney is wishing everybody a Happy and Healthy New Year 2016. We have many different courses and events coming up, so please have a look at our Update.

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  • Silent Testimony Exhibition on the move to Paris!

    Silent Testimony Exhibition on the move to Paris!

    The Silent Testimony exhibition undertaken by Colin Davidson was taken down this morning in the Ulster Museum after 7 months and packed and crated ready for Paris.

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  • Six days left to see Silent Testimony at the Ulster Museum

    Six days left to see Silent Testimony at the Ulster Museum

    An exhibition of portrait paintings by Colin Davidson which reveals the stories of eighteen people who are connected by their individual experiences of loss through the Troubles - concludes at the Ulster Museum on Sunday 17th January 2016.

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  • James Nesbitt: Don't forget victims of Troubles - BBC News

    James Nesbitt: Don't forget victims of Troubles - BBC News

    The actor and WAVE Trauma Centre patron James Nesbitt highlighted that the political deal reached between Northern Ireland politicians last year let down the victims of the conflict. In an interview for BBC Radio Ulster's Sunday News programme, James Nesbitt said he hoped his OBE award would bring more awareness to the work of WAVE.

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  • James Nesbitt Honour “Thoroughly Deserved”: WAVE Trauma Centre.

    James Nesbitt Honour “Thoroughly Deserved”: WAVE Trauma Centre.

    The OBE awarded to actor and WAVE Trauma Centre patron James Nesbitt in the New Years’ Honours List is ‘...thoroughly deserved recognition not only because he is a great ambassador for Northern Ireland through his work but also because of his active and practical support for victims and survivors in Northern Ireland over many years’ the CEO of the WAVE Trauma Centre Sandra Peake has said.

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  • Shadow Secretary of State visited WAVE

    Shadow Secretary of State visited WAVE

    On Monday 21st December 2015 Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State visited WAVE Belfast. It was a productive meeting focused on the needs of those bereaved and injured and the necessity for a process to deal with the legacy of the past.

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  • Christmas Party 77 at the Dark Horse

    Christmas Party 77 at the Dark Horse

    ‘WAVE would like to thank Willie Jack and the staff at the Dark Horse for hosting the WAVE Christmas 70s night at the Dark Horse.

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  • Silent Testimony exhibition attracks a wide range of visitors

    Silent Testimony exhibition attracks a wide range of visitors

    Participants from WAVE Trauma Centre in Ballymoney visited the exhibition of portraits painted by Colin Davidson at the Ulster Museum.

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  • Inquest held in Dublin for Brendan Megraw who ‘Disappeared’ in 1978

    Inquest held in Dublin for Brendan Megraw who ‘Disappeared’ in 1978

    Article shared with permission from The Irish Times - The Coroner heard his wife’s testimony on the final moments before he was abducted. Article written by Louise Roseingrave (Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 15:56 Updated: Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 17:30)

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  • National Missing Persons Day

    National Missing Persons Day

    Wednesday 2 December 2015 has been designated National Missing Persons Day. This was the third year that the Irish Government has marked this day at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

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  • Dr Robert Ehrenreich new external examiner for the BSc Hons Psychological Trauma course

    Dr Robert Ehrenreich new external examiner for the BSc Hons Psychological Trauma course

    WAVE are delighted to announce that Dr Robert Ehrenreich has been appointed as the external examiner for the BSc Hons Psychological Trauma course delivered in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast.

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  • WAVE Ballymoney packed bags in Ballymena

    WAVE Ballymoney packed bags in Ballymena

    Bag Packing at B&M Bargains at Ballymena - The WAVE Ballymoney Team raised £351.50 at a busy Sunday. Thanks to everybody who supported WAVE Trauma Centre with their donation.

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  • Search ended for Joe Lynskey

    Search ended for Joe Lynskey

    Search ended for Joe Lynskey in Coghalstown County Meath

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  • Celebrating Nurses’ who worked at the frontline during the Troubles

    Celebrating Nurses’ who worked at the frontline during the Troubles

    As Chair of WAVE I was delighted to welcome nurses who had written a story for the book Nurses Voices from the Northern Troubles edited by Margaret Graham and myself.

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  • In memory of Father Gerry Reynolds

    In memory of Father Gerry Reynolds

    The CEO of the WAVE Trauma Centre Sandra Peake has said that everyone at WAVE is '...shocked and saddened' by the news of the death of Father Gerry Reynolds from Clonard.

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  • Omagh Update Autumn 2015

    Omagh Update Autumn 2015

    Please read about new courses and events at the WAVE Centre in Omagh.

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  • Where is the ‘fresh start’ for them?

    Where is the ‘fresh start’ for them?

    The WAVE Trauma Centre, the largest cross community victims and survivors support group in Northern Ireland, has said those it works with will feel ‘abandoned and betrayed’ by being excluded from the so called ‘Fresh Start‘ Agreement.

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  • UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff visits WAVE

    UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff visits WAVE

    Mr. Pablo de Greiff, the UN Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence visited WAVE Belfast and Armagh on Saturday 14th November as part of his country visit to the United Kingdom, at the invitation of the Government.

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  • Arts and Crafts Fair in Aid of WAVE

    Arts and Crafts Fair in Aid of WAVE

    Just in time for Christmas - participants from WAVE Ballymoney knitted, crochet, and produced all kind of Christmas decoration. All of it went on sale at a crafts fair at Hanover House Hotel in Coagh.

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  • Outline of Stormont House Agreement

    Outline of Stormont House Agreement

    Take a look at our outline of the Stormont House Agreement

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  • Omagh Craft Group creates beautiful throws

    Omagh Craft Group creates beautiful throws

    The women from the Omagh Craft Group use their skills to help others and support good causes. Now they are preparing for WAVE's 25th anniversary in 2016.

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  • Nurses Voices from the Northern Ireland Troubles

    Nurses Voices from the Northern Ireland Troubles

    A recently released book focuses on the experiences of nurses, midwives and health visitors during the conflict and provides personal accounts from the front line. Edited by Margaret Graham and Professor Jean Orr, the book provides an insight into the challenging life of health professionals.

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  • Quilt of Remembrance at Exhibition in Basque Country

    Quilt of Remembrance at Exhibition in Basque Country

    The WAVE Quilt of Remembrance is part of an international exhibition of storytelling clothes at the Gernika Peace Museum. Until begin of April the exhibition will display pieces from Germany, Chile, Spain, Zimbabwe, Argentina, England, Colombia, Peru and Northern Ireland.

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  • Newly Accredited Service

    Newly Accredited Service

    BACP Accreditation

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  • WAVE Ballymoney Update

    WAVE Ballymoney Update

    Learn about new courses and events coming up at WAVE in Ballymoney, about complementary therapies, counselling services, welfare advice, youth work, the Quilt of Remembrance and much more.

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  • Welfare News - VSS Injured or Bereaved Grant

    Welfare News - VSS Injured or Bereaved Grant

    Are you receiving an Injured or Bereaved grant from the Victims and Survivors Service? If you are, but find that what you need is not on the list of eligible items or services that you can spend the grant on, then Annette would like to hear from you.

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  • Welfare News - Heating, Mortgage and Welfare Changes

    Welfare News - Heating, Mortgage and Welfare Changes

    Keep your heating bills down, cuts to assistance with mortgage interest for means tested claimants, and some of the welfare changes included in the budget…

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  • Welfare News - Permitted work for those in receipt of ESA

    Welfare News - Permitted work for those in receipt of ESA

    Did you know that even though you receive Employment Support Allowance (ESA), you can apply to do permitted work and earn extra income?

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  • Welfare News - Travel Health and the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

    Welfare News - Travel Health and the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

    With a little forward planning, you can protect your health when travelling and avoid unexpected medical bills. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is free and entitles you to free or reduced-cost treatment in certain European countries. Find out how to apply for or renew an EHIC.

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  • Armagh Newsletter: July 2015

    Armagh Newsletter: July 2015

    Read out latest 'WAVE Update' and find out what's happening in the Armagh Centre. There's lots of information on courses, peer support, welfare and details of our relocation.

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  • The Mayors Visit July 2015

    The Mayors Visit July 2015

    The Mayors Visit to our Derry Londonderry Centre

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  • Junior Ministers visit July 2015

    Junior Ministers visit July 2015

    WAVE Trauma Centre had the pleasure of welcoming the 2 Junior Ministers to our centre in July 2015

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  • BEREAVED STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS

    BEREAVED STILL WAITING FOR ANSWERS

    Victims and survivors who need to know more about how and why their loved ones were killed during the Troubles will take little comfort from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) report on the PSNI’s Legacy Investigation Branch the WAVE Trauma Centre has said. The report, a follow-up inspection of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Historical Enquiries Team, analyses the implementation of recommendations made in 2013 before the HET was closed down.

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  • Trauma Studies Degree Programme

    Trauma Studies Degree Programme

    We are pleased to announce the BSc (Hons) Psychological Trauma Studies degree programme is now accepting applications for September 2015 intake.

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  • WAVE Marathon Success

    WAVE Marathon Success

    WAVE Marathon Success

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  • Belfast Marathon

    Belfast Marathon

    WAVE Marathon Team

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  • Crocheted Blanket Throws for Nursing Home

    Crocheted Blanket Throws for Nursing Home

    Participants at WAVE Trauma Centre, Omagh present crocheted blanket throws to Harold McCauley House Nursing Home.

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  • Important Information from Victims and Survivors Service

    Important Information from Victims and Survivors Service

    Individual Needs Programme 2014-15: The Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) is extending the closing date for claims and supporting documentation for 2014-15 to be with the VSS by WEDNESDAY 15th APRIL 2015.

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  • Nesbitt hails WAVE Trauma Centre National Charity Excellence Award

    Nesbitt hails WAVE Trauma Centre National Charity Excellence Award

    James Nesbitt has hailed a major national award to the WAVE Trauma Centre as “...well deserved recognition for decades of work with victims and survivors of the Troubles”.

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  • Northern Irish charity wins national award for supporting the bereaved and traumatised

    Northern Irish charity wins national award for supporting the bereaved and traumatised

    WAVE Trauma Centre, a Belfast-based charity providing care and support to anyone bereaved, injured or traumatised by the violence in Northern Ireland, has won a GSK IMPACT Award*. The organisation beat over 350 charities across the UK to win the national accolade, which recognises excellence in health and wellbeing and includes £30,000 in unrestricted funding.

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  • Fresh search for Joe Lynskey, one of the Disappeared

    Fresh search for Joe Lynskey, one of the Disappeared

    A new search is to begin later today for the body of Joe Lynskey, who was abducted and murdered by the IRA 42 years ago. The search is being carried out at Coghalstown, County Meath, close to where the body of another IRA victim, Brendan Megraw, was found in October 2014.

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  • Why not ‘spring clean’ your finances? New money advice events for Housing Executive tenants

    Why not ‘spring clean’ your finances? New money advice events for Housing Executive tenants

    Advice NI and WAVE are joining forces to help support people who are struggling to pay their bills, giving them a fresh start with their finances. The event will take place in The Market Place, Armagh this Thursday on 26th February 2015. From 12 noon to 3 pm advisers will be there to help people make sure they are getting all the financial help they are entitled to and provide advice on how to manage that money.

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  • New WAVE report published on our Health & Wellbeing services

    New WAVE report published on our Health & Wellbeing services

    The WAVE Trauma Centre has recently published a comprehensive Monitoring report on the impact and delivery of our Health & Wellbeing services across the organisation. This is our second annual report in relation to this field.

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  • Calling any clever clogs?! Join us for our WAVE Pub Quiz Fundraiser

    Calling any clever clogs?! Join us for our WAVE Pub Quiz Fundraiser

    The WAVE Belfast centre is holding a Pub Quiz Fundraiser on Friday 17th April 2015 at 7pm at Fortwilliam Golf Club, North Belfast. Why not join us to prove just how clever you are?!

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  • WAVE Omagh raises nearly £3,000 for WAVE!

    WAVE Omagh raises nearly £3,000 for WAVE!

    WAVE Trauma Centre would like to express a huge thank you to clients, volunteers, staff and friends of WAVE's Omagh Centre who have raised nearly £3,000 in aid of WAVE through a number of fundraising initiatives in 2014. This is such an impressive amount!

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  • Families affected by the Closure of the HET

    Families affected by the Closure of the HET

    Request to get in contact

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  • WAVE Clinical Services going from strength to strength

    WAVE Clinical Services going from strength to strength

    One of WAVE's key and long established services is Clinical Services which encompasses both Counselling and Complementary Therapy. Recent reports this Autumn have identified the positive outcomes for WAVE clients of both services and the continued need for such provision.

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  • Remains found in Co. Meath were those of Brendan Megraw, one of The Disappeared

    Remains found in Co. Meath were those of Brendan Megraw, one of The Disappeared

    It has been confirmed that the remains recently found in County Meath last month are those of Brendan Megraw, one of The Disappeared. In a statement, Brendan Megraw's brother, Kieran, said the family are relieved that he has been found.

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  • Annual Silent Walk for The Disappeared held

    Annual Silent Walk for The Disappeared held

    Families of the Disappeared held their eighth annual All Souls Day Silent Walk at Stormont on Sunday.

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  • WAVE Omagh raises nearly £1,200 in two street collections

    WAVE Omagh raises nearly £1,200 in two street collections

    The WAVE Centre in Omagh would like to express their sincere thanks once again to the people of Cookstown and to staff and volunteers who have raised £400 in a recent street collection. This coupled with the recent Omagh collection has raised nearly £1,200 for WAVE.

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  • Services Cut for over 3,000 Victims as Stormont Crisis Deepens

    Services Cut for over 3,000 Victims as Stormont Crisis Deepens

    Recent financial cuts have a strong impact on victims and survivors of the Troubles. Detail.tv journalist Steven McCaffrey speaks with victims and reports on the impact of financial cuts to victims services.

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  • New Australian documentary on the Disappeared

    New Australian documentary on the Disappeared

    Journalist Lisa Millar describes the situation of the Familes of the Disappeared and the importance of recovering the bodies.

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  • Fundraising Success

    Fundraising Success

    WAVE Armagh’s recent Fundraising Event is a huge success raising an impressive £1665!!

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  • Sky Jump Experience – Teenager Raised Money for WAVE Trauma Centre

    Sky Jump Experience – Teenager Raised Money for WAVE Trauma Centre

    A 17 year girl old from Limavady did a tandem parachute jump in aid of WAVE Trauma Centre and raised an incredible £1540.

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  • Disappeared Families Welcome Brendan Megraw Developments

    Disappeared Families Welcome Brendan Megraw Developments

    The Families of the Disappeared at the WAVE Trauma Centre have welcomed news that after a gap of four years work is to recommence in the search for the remains of Brendan Megraw who was abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA in a bog at Oristown Co Meath in 1978.

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  • Important Announcement - Trauma Training

    Important Announcement - Trauma Training

    The WAVE Trauma Team has suspended recruitment for our upcoming courses. If you have signed up for an OCN-accredited course that was due to commence in September, you should be aware that these courses will NOT now proceed.

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  • Family plea over Son's Murder: John Molloy

    Family plea over Son's Murder: John Molloy

    The family of John Molloy who was murdered exactly 18 years ago (Sunday 10 August 1996) have made a fresh appeal for information that could lead to the perpetrators being brought to justice.

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  • Up in the Air - Down to Earth

    Up in the Air - Down to Earth

    Teenager organises Parachute Jump to raise money for WAVE Trauma Centre.

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  • Support WAVE's 'Injured' Campaign Group

    Support WAVE's 'Injured' Campaign Group

    WAVE would like to encourage you to support our ‘Injured’ campaign by making your thoughts known on the proposal of a special Pension for those severely disabled as a result of the civil unrest in Northern Ireland.

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  • Press statement on the Hallett review

    Press statement on the Hallett review

    Read our response to the Hallett review.

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  • The 'Quilt of Remembrance' travels around...

    The 'Quilt of Remembrance' travels around...

    Viewers are impressed by the cross-community storytelling project.

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  • Congratulations to our WAVE & QUB Graduates!

    Congratulations to our WAVE & QUB Graduates!

    WAVE offers its warmest congratulations to this year's graduates of the 4th Year BSc in Psychological Trauma. The graduation ceremony was held at Queens on the morning of Saturday 5th July 2014 followed by the traditional garden party.

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  • Ballymoney Newsletter

    Ballymoney Newsletter

    Get interesting information from our Ballymoney WAVE centre...

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  • DerryLondonderry Newsletter May 2014

    DerryLondonderry Newsletter May 2014

    Catch up with the latest news on your centre

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  • Armagh Newsletter: May 2014

    Armagh Newsletter: May 2014

    Read our latest 'WAVE Update' for news on courses, events, peer support and much more.

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  • Quilt of Remembrance Launch at Stormont

    Quilt of Remembrance Launch at Stormont

    Launch of the "Quilt of Remembrance" at Stormont on Tuesday 17th June 2014

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  • A 'Day of Reflection'

    A 'Day of Reflection'

    The ‘Day of Reflection’ is a day to acknowledge the deep hurt and pain caused by the conflict in and about Northern Ireland.

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  • 'Contending with the Past in Northern Ireland' - News Article

    'Contending with the Past in Northern Ireland' - News Article

    Victims of the violence in Northern Ireland and their families still await justice. This is the subject of a recent News Article written by Dennis Godfrey who is a Member of the Board of the WAVE Trauma Centre. Entitled 'Contending with the Past in Northern Ireland', this opinion piece has been published on the Aljazeera news network.

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  • Disappeared Anniversary for Newry Family

    Disappeared Anniversary for Newry Family

    The family of Seamus Ruddy who was abducted, murdered and secretly buried in France 29 years ago (Friday 9th May) have said that it is difficult to bear the thought of facing another year without being able to bring him home.

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  • WAVE releases latest Research Study on Transgenerational Trauma

    WAVE releases latest Research Study on Transgenerational Trauma

    The WAVE Trauma Centre is pleased to announce the release of their latest Research paper entitled 'Transgenerational Trauma and Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland' (March 2014). The study was authored by Damien Mc Nally who sits on WAVE's Management Board and has an extensive background in Market Research.

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  • Quilt of Remembrance

    Quilt of Remembrance

    WAVE participants produced a “Quilt of Remembrance”: It tells a special story, starting in the 1960s, displaying significant events during the ‘Troubles’ and closing with the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement in 1998.

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  • Omagh Newsletter: April 2014

    Omagh Newsletter: April 2014

    The WAVE Centre in Omagh is delighted to present their latest Centre Update.

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  • Psychological Trauma Training at Derry/Londonderry: May 2014

    Psychological Trauma Training at Derry/Londonderry: May 2014

    The Derry Londonderry Centre is pleased to announce an upcoming training course in Psychological Trauma.

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  • The New WAVE Youth Service

    The New WAVE Youth Service

    Programmes and events taking place at the New Wave Youth Service Based in Ballymoney.

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  • WAVE Newsletter: March 2014

    WAVE Newsletter: March 2014

    The Future or the Past? Read WAVE’s latest Newsletter.

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  • Belfast Newsletter: February 2014

    Belfast Newsletter: February 2014

    The WAVE Centre in Belfast is delighted to present their latest Centre Update.

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  • Training Courses at WAVE

    Training Courses at WAVE

    We are now taking names for two courses we have coming up over the next few months.

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  • WAVE announces QUB accredited courses

    WAVE announces QUB accredited courses

    WAVE Trauma Centre is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the School of Education through opening learning at Queens University Belfast. A range of short Trauma focused courses will be accredited at 10 CATS points at Level 1. The following courses will be offered between Sept and Dec 2016. The venue is WAVE Trauma Centre, 5 Chichester Park South, Belfast BT15 5DW

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