Support

The Foundation works nationally to support those affected by terrorism and conflict. With over 20 years of experience, we believe that addressing the causes of violence before, during and after conflict situations is the most effective way possible to promote peace. Our projects and programmes work within three main areas; prevention, resolution and response.

Support Categories

Survivors Assistance Network

Have you or someone you know been affected by an act of terrorism at home or abroad? Do you struggle to find people who understand...

Have you or someone you know been affected by an act of terrorism at home or abroad? Do you struggle to find people who understand what you have been through? The ‘Survivors Assistance Network’, run by the Peace Foundation, provides free practical and emotional support to individuals and families affected by a terrorist incident. Assistance is offered via telephone, email and face-to face-visits. Upon referral, a SAN caseworker will be allocated to undertake an initial assessment of needs and in some circumstances, a mental health consultant will work in collaboration with the SAN caseworker to provide specialist recommendations.   AIMS OF THE SURVIVORS ASSISTANCE NETWORK To provide a comprehensive assessment of the needs of individuals and families To identify and coordinate local and national statutory and non-statutory services to meet the specific needs of individuals and families To develop a personalised package of care for referrals based on an assessment of their needs To advise individuals of, and promote their engagement with, relevant and specialist support services To act as an advocate in ensuring that those affected are provided with relevant and appropriate support To work in partnership with a range of agencies to provide support to those affected To facilitate tailored programmes of Trauma Education for families affected by terrorism To develop and deliver group work and training in areas such as Leadership, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution, to equip survivors with skills to take back into families, the workplace and the wider community To facilitate the sharing of experiences and dialogue where appropriate to the needs of survivors   Visit the SAN website here 

Services,

Manchester Arena Attack #WeStandTogether

#WeStandTogether

#WeStandTogether is campaign launched following the 2017 attacks in London and Manchester as a national initiative promoting community cohesion and unity. The ultimate aim is...

#WeStandTogether is campaign launched following the 2017 attacks in London and Manchester as a national initiative promoting community cohesion and unity. The ultimate aim is to encourage people to come together as one and celebrate their differences in order to build a safer and stronger United Kingdom. As part of this campaign, we partnered with the Manchester Evening News to promote the initiative across Manchester. “All of our thoughts are with the victims, the injured and their loved ones following the recent attacks, clear acts of terrorism. The attacks targeted innocent people who lived their lives together, in Manchester children, young people and families enjoying a fun night out were targeted – it is hard to think of anything more depraved”. “As we have seen following past atrocities, in the hours after the communities around London and Manchester have come together showing bravery and resilience to help those caught up in the incident. We can do no better than to follow the example of the emergency services, community groups, local businesses and ordinary people who went out of their way to care for fellow citizens and strangers in their time of need.” “There are those that want to intimidate and divide us through violence and hatred, but we know that they will always fail. London and Manchester won’t allow it, this country won’t allow it, none of us will allow it. We stand together, in grief, but united and resolute”. – Nick Taylor, Chief Executive We are leading a campaign called #WeStandTogether – please join us on Social Media on: Follow along on Facebook Follow along on Twitter @peacecentre and @WST4P Follow along on Instagram Use the hashtag #WeStandTogether

Campaigns,

Bespoke Services

The Peace Foundation offers multiple, ready-to-go, off-the-shelf, complementary and tailored interventions in the prevention, resolution, and response to violent conflict. We provide what commissioners need...

The Peace Foundation offers multiple, ready-to-go, off-the-shelf, complementary and tailored interventions in the prevention, resolution, and response to violent conflict. We provide what commissioners need to meet the contemporary challenges of community conflict and extremism. Our portfolio consists of a number of active offerings addressing acute areas of contemporary need. These projects are being delivered now for a variety of commissioners and can be adapted and expanded to meet demand. Commissioners can choose which they need, and the Foundation for Peace will appropriately tailor the projects(s) as they are modular. They’re designed to fit together to offer comprehensive before/during/after conflict solutions. Additionally, we have other tried-and-tested offerings from twenty years of experience, on the shelf and ready to deliver. You can email us at commissions@foundation4peace.org if you have any questions for our team.

Consultancy,

Mike Haines and the Survivors Assistance Network (SAN)

My name is Mike Haines, I am the brother to the Humanitarian worker David Haines. My brother was murdered by terrorists in Syria in September...

My name is Mike Haines, I am the brother to the Humanitarian worker David Haines. My brother was murdered by terrorists in Syria in September of 2014. Since his death I have been on a journey speaking on the topics of unity, tolerance and understanding. I was initially invited to take part in a Trauma Awareness Day with the Foundation’s Survivor Awareness Network (SAN). I travelled down by train and I must admit I was a touch nervous; going into an unknown group of people, in a new environment, was for me a little unsettling. I should have known better, Ann and Donna, staff from the centre were warm and welcoming with a much-needed cuppa. As more guests arrived I started chatting with some of them and quickly felt more at ease. We moved through to the main room where the day’s course was to take place. Standing up and introducing myself in an environment where everybody had suffered some form of trauma (the 7/7 bombings in London, the Warrington bombing for example), was actually very freeing. Not having the reaction that I have come to expect when introduced was refreshing. Not that the other attendees did not care, but had suffered themselves and understood how just acceptance would be valued. I do not wish to say so much of the day itself, except that I found it personally a great help. The course was very professionally delivered and very helpful in many ways. For me, it has highlighted a few areas that I need to address. The Peace Centre is an extremely attractive building with various activities and with many different groups. The work they have done and are doing with so many different organisations and individuals is vital and important. The staff from the catering of the delicious lunch through to the course facilitators are friendly, warm and extremely helpful. Since then I have been travelling to mosques, churches, youth groups, schools and organisations talking of the need for unity, tolerance and peace. SAN has been extremely important to me in being able to carry out my work. They are an essential element in me being able to keep a balance with all that has happened and I could not do without them. I look forward to my next engagement with them all and I urge you to continue your support for them. (2015) The Survivors Assistance Network (SAN) is a service provided by the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation with funding support from the Ministry of Justice – for further information contact Terry O’Hara