We are a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to promoting greater awareness of psychological trauma, its causes, effects, treatment and recovery. Trauma is a world pandemic. Being one of the ‘trauma cities’ of the world, Belfast has a unique opportunity to bring together leading experts in the fields of trauma, anxiety and stress. Our aim is to share the latest knowledge, to learn from each other, and pass the information on to those who wish to understand more about the impact which traumatic experiences can have on our mental health and use that knowledge to help others. The message is one of learning and of hope.
Action Trauma was founded by Clive Corry in memory of his late wife, Gillian. His vision is to spread the word and make Belfast a trauma information hub, driving research, improving understanding and disseminating information on every aspect of trauma. Brian Corry is Clive’s son and fellow-director, primarily involved in strategy, planning and logistics. Tomas Bamford and Michaela Devlin manage forward planning, marketing, promotion and the day to day organisation of all the trauma events. Becca Wilgar coordinates and manages the speakers and their needs.