Victims First Northumbria in the Community
Trauma Teddy Scheme
The Trauma Teddy project is a partnership project between Victims First Northumbria and Northumbria Police and was launched in 2017, teddies kindly knitted by members of the community across the region are given as a comforter to young people in distress. Teddies may be given out to a young person who has been a victim or has witnessed a distressing incident such as a road traffic accident, a domestic incident, or after separation from family or friends in a public place. These children will be offered a follow-up call from Victims First Northumbria, to review the young person’s well-being and identify any subsequent support needs.
*Please note some Trauma Teddies may be donated to other Victims First Northumbria or region based initiatives & projects if they are deemed not suitable for Victims First Northumbria’s & Northumbria Police’s Trauma Teddy Project.
If you are interested in contributing to the scheme by making a donation please CLICK HERE to find out more.