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“Traumatic events destroy the sustaining bonds between individual and community. Those who have survived learn that their sense of self, of worth, of humanity, depends upon a feeling of connection with others” ~ Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery (2015)
Dealing with Disaster
The Centre for Collective Trauma combines expertise in emergency management, psychosocial support and collective trauma to help individuals and organisations deal with disaster. We put people first - throughout our training, research, consultancy and support, and at every stage of the disaster cycle.
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'At the very worst time of their lives, the very least we can do, is our very best’.Duncan McGarry, Police Family Liaison (2011)
Dealing with disasters is all about managing and supporting people. Click on the links below to discover how we help organisations prepare and deliver:-
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“No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster”  ~ Dalai Llama IV.


Dr Anne Eyre (PhD Sociology) and Jelena Watkins (MA, UKCP) lead the work of the Centre and its network of professionals specialising in psychosocial aspects of collective grief, loss, trauma, and disasters.


We offer training, support, research and consultancy services to those preparing for and responding to collective trauma events – including critical incidents, major emergencies and disasters. 
Our services are founded on evidence-based best practice and tailored to the unique needs and circumstances of clients, events and context.


We are not just about putting people and their needs at the heart of emergency planning, response and recovery activities, but applying this ethic in measurable ways.

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For more details about our services, or to talk about how we can help you, please contact us:

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