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Children and War UK helps children recover from trauma

Children and War UK brings hope – by showing children ways to take charge of their own thoughts, with tools to help them cope with their feelings and worries.

For some children it’s the experience of bombs, gunfire, daily danger. For others, it’s a natural disaster, such as a flood or an earthquake. Many have lost their homes and maybe even people they love.

We work to help children to recover from trauma resulting from war, conflict, disaster and other catastrophic events.

Our proven trauma recovery techniques help to reduce the long-term psychological effects these events have on young lives.

 

 

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What we do

We work to help children who have been affected by conflicts, disasters and other traumas, using proven techniques to improve children’s psychological wellbeing and resilience.
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Where we work

Wherever children are affected by conflict and disasters, where they remain in danger and wherever they find refuge.
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How we work

We train responsible adults, such as teachers and community leaders, professionals and non-professionals to help large groups of children in their community as quickly as possible.
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Recent News

Up to two years wait for war trauma therapy in UK

Up to two years wait for war trauma therapy in UK

The Guardian has highlighted the long wait that traumatised Ukrainian refugees who have fled to the UK for 'specialised therapy to help them heal from the horrors of war.' Children and War UK's trustee William Yule, an expert in child stress and trauma and the needs...

Brighton Marathon run for Children and War UK

Brighton Marathon run for Children and War UK

Congratulations to Thomas Stone, who tackled his first ever marathon on 10 April 2022. He made it! And the money he raised for Children and War UK exceeded his original target by 14%. A brilliant £2,284 - thank you, Thomas! We appreciate your determination to raise...

Training in Ukraine

In the 10 weeks since the Russian invasion, a third of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes, […] more than 5.7 million refugees have fled Ukraine. A further 7.7 million have been displaced within Ukraine.’ Children and War UK is working with children affected, in Ukraine and surrounding countries

Children and War UK makes a difference

Our recovery techniques are proven to help children learn ways to deal with traumatic experiences.

Support Children and War UK’s work by going to our JustGiving page

Now more than ever, children need help to cope with the trauma they’re experiencing.

Children and War UK is working to give them essential tools to reduce the long-term effects of traumatic stress.

Thank you.