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Ballymoney Centre

Covering Carrickfergus, Larne, Antrim, Magherafelt, Limavady, Castlerock, Coleraine, Ballycastle, the Glens and Ballymoney area.

WAVE Trauma Centre Ballymoney provides support and services to those bereaved, injured and traumatised as a result of the Northern Ireland Troubles.

WAVE provides Outreach Support, Health and Wellbeing Services, Counselling, Complementary Therapies, Welfare Advice, Advocacy, Peer Support, Social Events, Creative and Psycho-educational Courses as well as accredited Trauma Training courses.

Sonja Tammen

Ballymoney Centre Manager

Sonja Tammen initially joined the Belfast team as an Outreach Caseworker in 2011 before taking on the role as Centre Manager for the Ballymoney Centre in 2013. Her main responsibility is service delivery in the centre, plus overseeing satellite clinics in Larne, Magherafelt and Ballymena. Sonja has a Bsc (Hons) in Psychological Trauma and a Masters in Political Science from the University of Hamburg.

The following support services are available from the Ballymoney WAVE centre each week:

Outreach Support by Caseworkers
- Monday - Friday
- Monday - Friday
Complementary Therapies
- Monday - Thursday
Welfare & Advice
- Tuesday, Thursday
Health and Wellbeing Support
- Monday- Friday
Social Groups and Events

Ballymena, Larne and Magherafelt

Every Monday the WAVE Ballymoney centre operates a satellite clinic for counselling and outreach in the premises of Start360 in Wellington Street, Ballymena BT43 6AB (phone 028 2568 9306) as well as complementary therapies at the Hope Centre in 7-11 Broughshane Street, Ballymena BT43 6EB (phone 028 2563 2726)

Outreach Support also takes place from the premises at Every Life Matters in Unit 5, Stylux Business Park, Old Glenarm Road, Larne. In addition, counselling can be offered in Larne and Magherafelt.

Complementary therapies are offered at various locations.


The staff team at Ballymoney are experienced, compassionate and qualified to meet the many needs of those who seek our support and services.

All staff receive trauma specific training, which they build upon throughout their career. They take a person-centred approach, putting the individual with trauma at the core of their work. Many individuals accessing these services are not only trying to overcome their bereavement or injury but also living with the trauma of deprivation, poverty, exclusion and intimidation.

  • Project Manager

  • Sonja Tammen

  • Outreach Caseworkers

  • Velma Irvine
    Colin Gibson
    Geraldine McCreadie

  • Health & Wellbeing Caseworker

  • David Gibson

  • Welfare Rights Officer

  • Ciaran O’Donnell

  • Administrators

  • Catherine Lundy
    Sharon Kerr


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Need Support?

Should you require support or service, please call us at the Ballymoney Centre on

028 2766 9900