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The Inquiry is very aware that it will be investigating matters that may cause considerable distress, and it will operate in as supportive a manner as it can. We are committed to ensuring that sensitive arrangements for support are put in place to assist those giving evidence, and those who wish to attend at any of the Inquiry’s public hearings. 

We are currently developing this provision in collaboration with local support groups, and those across Northern Ireland.

The WAVE trauma centre in Omagh provides support and services across communities, for those affected by the troubles, and can be contacted through their website or 028 8225 2522 if you need support when interacting with the Inquiry.

The Inquiry does not formally endorse WAVE trauma centre, but is very grateful for its initial co-operation while we establish our support provision. There may be other organisations better placed to help you, and we encourage you to reach out to wherever you are most comfortable sourcing assistance.

If you are in immediate crisis or risk of harm, please consider the following emergency options:

  • Call 999 and ask for an ambulance, or for non-emergency health advice call the NHS on 111
  • Go to any hospital, or book an emergency appointment with your GP
  • If you need urgent support but don’t want to contact the health service, call the Samaritans 24/7 helpline on 116 123