Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.


The Centre has been involved in a variety of research activities. While recognising that trauma can be devastating in many ways to peoples' lives, their communities and even societies, our research is informed by the observation made through many studies that trauma can also be a springboard to personal and social development. We are at the forefront of this new area of research known as post-traumatic growth.

In conjunction with the Trust Research and Development team, in 2002, The Centre received a grant of £40000 from The Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Trust (Children for Peace) and the Northern Ireland Office to conduct a 'Needs analysis of GB Victims of the Northern Ireland Conflict'. The Legacy Project was launched at the House of Commons on 5 November 2003.

Staff associated with the Centre have published extensively in peer review journals on the topic of trauma, and have presented at a number of national and international conferences. A full list of our publications can be found below:



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