|Omagh Support and Self Help Group successfully
launched their practical guide book for
Victims/Survivors of the Conflict on Tuesday 26th
April 2005, in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh. The Group
were delighted to welcome their special guest for the
launch Mr John Clarke, Head of the Victims Unit.
The Guide Book which has been written and
published by victims from the Support Group will
assist victims/survivors of terrorism with a resource
they can access to ensure they are fully conversant
with their rights, entitlements and sources of support
It gives an account of victims' experiences,
what worked well, and what did not. What worked well
for one person may not have worked for another; it is
for this reason that the guide is as inclusive as
possible. It also includes advice and guidance on
areas such as Public Inquiries, dealing with the
Media, and Evacuation and Emergency procedures.
Our Members hope that this Guide Book will be
actively used by other victims/survivors,
professionals, and those with an interest in/remit for
The book has also been distributed to the wider
public as a process of promoting wider understanding
of the effects of terrorism on victims.
If you would like a hard copy of the Guide Book
please contact the Omagh Support and Self Help Group,
Bridge Centre, 5A Holmview Avenue Omagh, BT79 0AQ.
Tel/Fax: 028 8225 9877, email: email@example.com