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Conflict, Peace and Mental HealthAddressing the Consequences of Conflict and Trauma in Northern Ireland$
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David Bolton

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090998

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.001.0001

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The Omagh Community Trauma and Recovery Team

The Omagh Community Trauma and Recovery Team

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(p.25) 2 The Omagh Community Trauma and Recovery Team
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Conflict, Peace and Mental Health
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David Bolton

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.003.0003

This Chapter builds on the previous one by describing the specific response of the the local public health and social care services provider in Omagh to the bombing, including setting up the Omagh Community Trauma and Recovery Team. The Chapter describes how the Team was established, the principles and philosophy behind its foundation and work, and what it achieved - working in partnership with faith communities and churches, schools and the education system, and civic and political entities in the local community. The development of the early therapeutic services for addressing trauma related disorders is described, along with a description of the trajectory of mental health related needs in the months and years following the bombing. The Chapter also describes the managerial and funding challenges and processes necessary to establish an evidence based service, including occupational health services for emergency and other employees of emergency, health and other services. The importance of a trauma focussed approach to understanding and addressing the needs of conflict affected communities is described, and developed in later chapters.

Keywords:   Omagh, Trauma team, Trauma related disorders, Education, Schools, Faith communities, Churches, Occupational health, Political

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