“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated”
– Maya Angelou
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly…”
“Help the life of one person and you can help the community”
– Steven Sawalich

Welcome to Omagh Victim Support Group

Omagh Support & Self Help Group (OSSHG) was founded in the aftermath of the Omagh Bomb in August 1998 to act as a source of support and solace for those adversely affected. Widely acknowledged as the worst single act of terrorism in the last 30 years, on Saturday 15th August 1998 at 3.10pm a car bomb exploded in Omagh, County Tyrone, killing 29 people plus two unborn children, and physically injuring over 200 others.


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Befriending is a service that provides companionship to vulnerable people finding living in their community difficult.

Complementary Therapies

Omagh Support Group offer complementary therapies to its members. Members can avail of treatments such as Aromatherapy Back Massage, Swedish Massage, Neck & Shoulder, Neck,…

Social Support

Omagh Support Group aim to provide Social Support to its members to reduce social isolation levels and enhance confidence levels, as outlined in the recent Needs Analysis and Strategic Plan of Omagh Support Group 2010-2013.

Trans-generational Activities

Omagh Support Group strongly believe that if we are to effectively help our members in their transition and journey of recovery this cannot be done by isolating the individual and only working with them.

Advocating for Truth & Justice

Omagh Support & Self Help Group is involved with the Historical Enquires Team and the Police Ombudsman and many other state agencies in the pursuit for Truth and Justice for over 13 years.

Welfare Advice

Many individuals and families affected by the Troubles experience financial difficulties. Our welfare advice service is designed to offer specialist information and advice.

Counselling Service

Counselling is an opportunity to look at concerns or issues that are creating difficulties in our lives and to explore what we might do to change our lives in a safe and supported environment.

Health & Wellbeing

One-to-one support is available to new & existing members of the Group who have been bereaved and/or injured as the result of “The Troubles/Conflict”.

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Our Mission & Vision

To promote, advocate for and address the needs of victims and survivors of trauma; locally, nationally and internationally.
A society where there is truth and justice; and victims and survivors of trauma have.
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Our Team

Our Management Committee is made up of local people who are largely victims and survivors of the Omagh Bomb. We have a very active volunteer input into our work with 36 volunteers and we employ 7 staff consisting of Director, Project Officer, Clerical Officer, Health. [Read more]


Since the 15th August 1998, OSSHG have developed many partnerships with victims organisations all over the world. We are a strong believer in reaching out and supporting victims from other attacks either locally or internationally. [Read more]


Her are some of the trusts and foundations that have been involved in Omagh Support & Self Help Group since it was launched in 1998. These funders have diverse interests, from supporting vulnerable Communities to reconciliation and justice projects.
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Omagh Support & Self Help Group

Omagh Victims Group is located at Bridge Centre, 5a Holmview Avenue, Omagh, BT79 0AQ.


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