Derry Londonderry Centre
The Derry Londonderry centre is located at 25-30 The Diamond, within the Main Square in the city centre.
The centre has a geographical catchment area which ranges from Derry/Londonderry city areas e.g. Galliagh and Creggan, Eglinton, Waterside to Limavady, Dungiven, Strabane, Plumbridge and North Donegal.
WAVE provides a continuum of trauma intervention services in relation to need, including Outreach Support, Counselling, Complementary Therapies, Welfare Advice, Advocacy and Trauma Education courses.
Many of the individuals accessing these services are not only trying to overcome their bereavement or injury but also living with the trauma of deprivation, poverty and exclusion.
Derry Londonderry Centre Manager
I have worked for WAVE since 2011 as an outreach worker in Ballymoney and now as Project Manager of the WAVE Derry Londonderry Centre since 2016. My role is to ensure the smooth running of the centre and to support the staff on a day to day basis. I have a BSc (HONS) in Social Psychology and ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management.
The following support services are available from the Derry Londonderry WAVE centre each week:
Outreach Support by Caseworkers- Monday-Friday
Counselling/ Psychotherapy- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Complementary Therapies- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Welfare & Advice- Tuesday, Wednesday
Health & Wellbeing- Programmes
Social Support/ Psychoeducation
Every Wednesday the WAVE Derry Londonderry centre operates a satellite clinic in the premises of Strabane Community Project. This service offers complementary therapies, drop-in and outreach assessment clinic.
Our Derry Londonderry staff have the skills, knowledge and qualification to deliver the appropriate support to each individual with trauma and help meet their needs. All our 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.
Sean Harkin (Maternity Cover)
Health & Wellbeing Caseworker
Welfare Rights Officer
Aileen Ui Bhaoill