Advice and Support following Manchester Arena incident
This guidance is aimed at anyone exposed to the incident at Manchester Arena that took place on 22 May 2017. The emotional effects will be felt by survivors, bereaved families, friends, emergency services, health care workers and the general public. If you witnessed or lost someone in the attack you will most certainly have a strong reaction. Reactions are likely to be strongest in those closest to the incident, who directly witnessed the aftermath and who were involved in the immediate care of victims.
If you have been affected by events at the Manchester Arena in 2017, support is available. It's never too late to ask for help if you are struggling.
If you are worried about your emotional or mental health, or that of someone else, as a result of the attack, there are things you can do that might help.
The Manchester Resilience Hub is an enhanced NHS mental health service set up to specifically help people who have been affected by the Manchester Arena attack.
You can contact the hub if you:
- have been directly affected by the incident
- have a family member who was affected
- were working at the Manchester Arena that night, either as staff, at the station, or an emergency responder.
There is also a Manchester Attack Support website which gives further information about support available.
The NHS can also help in many ways.
You and your family can:
- get help, advice and support from your GP
- adults can refer themselves directly to NHS psychological therapies services. Visit http://www.salfordccg.nhs.uk/mental-health-services-in-salford for more information on how to access these services.
You may find this NHS advice leaflet helpful coping with stress following a major incident.