“ I received direct messages on social media from a reporter, initially pretending to be sympathetic but as soon as I denied his request for an interview, he started harassing me and saying he could print whatever he wanted without his consent as I had just turned 18. We eventually had to get lawyers involved to prevent anything from being printed ” evidence given for our Media Intrusion report – A Second Trauma
We work with a number of organisations and networks across the country. Below are some that we feel may be helpful to you. If you cannot find the support you need here, please come back and message us here and we will be in touch as soon as we can.
Victim Support run a 24/7 support line to provide victims with immediate, practical and easily accessible support. They have specialist staff trained to support victims of terrorism.
Within hours of a national emergency, the National Emergenices Trust launches an appeal to raise funds for survivors and their loved ones. They are an independent charity that offers people one trusted place to give their donations. They work with other charities and groups to share out funds fast and fairly.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust are considered experts and specialists in this field. Their service focuses on outreach, screening, assessment and onwards referral for psychological treatments. They have links and connections to many networks around the UK beyond just London.
Cruse provide bereavement support for victims who are not currently eligible to receive support under the Homicide Service.
The Peace Foundation facilitate a long-term peer support network for victims of terrorism and provide one-to-one casework support.
Find out more here about the support listed by HM Government: