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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

Music for Ukraine’s children

Music for Ukraine’s children

A concert for Children and War UK in June 2022 raised over £8,500. Every seat in the house was taken, and many more watched via the live link. Our thanks to the marvellous musicians who made the concert so memorable: sopranos Emma Kirkby and Angela Hicks, Sam Brown...

Ukraine – update

Ukraine – update

Children and War UK’s cascade approach to training is designed to reach large groups of children at risk of long-term psychological trauma. Between February and June 2022, we helped more than 1000 Ukrainian children – but the number of children who need help grows every day.

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...

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.