Many people traumatised by the “troubles” will have ongoing issues of depression and anxiety. These survivors find at times that being able to talk to a counsellor about the issues affecting them and reflecting on trauma in their lives helps them continue on their road to recovery. Indeed many people who begin counselling will often return and use it as a way of dealing with new challenges and issues that they may face. Our confidential counselling service is provided free to members and can be accessed in a number of ways either through their GP, a VSS Caseworker or self-referral.
The trauma related workshops present an opportunity for participants to discuss the relevant issues affecting their lives. The workshops facilitate group discussion in an environment that encourages and supports participant input maximising benefits for those that attend. Recent themes have included stress & anger management, reflecting on the past, looking to the future and exploring new techniques to deal with trauma.