Health service response after tragic incident in Cookstown
22 March 2019
A spokesperson for the Northern, Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trusts said:
“A multi-agency meeting was hosted by Mid Ulster Council on Tuesday 19 March and since Tuesday morning professional support services have been provided through clinical psychologists and experienced trauma informed practitioners, at the PSNI’s dedicated room in the Burnavon Centre. This will continue through to Sunday.
“In addition to all of the excellent work that is going on in schools and in communities, we are also proposing to offer further drop-in sessions for all those impacted by the tragedy and who might value professional advice and support. Details and venues for these sessions are still being confirmed but the Northern Trust will hold two sessions in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown from 6.30 to 8.30pm on Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 March. The Southern Trust will also hold two sessions in South West College in Dungannon from 6.30 to 8.30pm on Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 March.
“The requirement for ongoing support will be discussed at a follow up multi-agency meeting which will take place on Monday 25 March.
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Good Practice Guidance for Supporting Children and Young People after Major Trauma
22nd March 2019