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Meet The WAVE HIA Team

WAVE Trauma Centre (HIA) staff are here to help and support you.

Our Team

Rosie Smyth

I am the Lead Health & Wellbeing Caseworker responsible for managing the HIA service and also hold a client case load. I have over 30 years, experience within the voluntary and community sector. I am a qualified counsellor and have managed a range of projects including a trauma project for young people who experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse, a cross community project for young adults impacted by trauma, supported adults with physical disabilities and individuals who were long term unemployed with complex mental health. My work has taken me to Canada, USA, South Africa and Europe. I love the work I do and value my role in providing professional support services to Survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse.

Seaneen Stilges

I am an HIA Outreach Caseworker, and am both passionate and committed to supporting Survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse. I have over 20 years of experience working within the Community, Voluntary and Charity sector. I have vast experience in the support of children and adults presenting with complex needs, disability and life challenges. I am experienced in managing a project and am a qualified Holistic Therapist.

Joy McFarland

I am Health and Wellbeing Caseworker, working directly with Survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse. My role is to work with the client to complete an Individual Needs Consultation and provide support with services which can improve their overall quality of life. I have 30 years of experience working in health and social care in a range of roles, including mental health, addictions, homelessness and health improvement. The age of clients I have experience with ranges from young adults to the elderly. I am passionate about working with people and thoroughly enjoy my work.

Roisin Stewart

I have recently become one of the Outreach Caseworkers with HIA. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and have previously worked in a GP practice, community family support and addiction. My degree is in Peace & Conflict Studies, and I am currently working on a post-graduate diploma in Trauma Studies hoping to specialise further in this field. I love my work with clients, each individual has their own story and I’m privileged if I can hear and become part of that.

Sarah Kay

I am the Welfare Adviser with the HIA Team and have over 10 years’ experience working with clients to support them with benefits and housing issues. I have a lot of experience working with, and giving support to, clients who have complex issues. I volunteered with CAB while studying Law at University and really enjoyed it, deciding to make a career of it. I put my legal skills to good use representing clients at appeals.