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
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.