Sunday 22 May marks five years since the Manchester Arena attack. At Victim Support we remember the 22 people who were killed, the hundreds who were injured, and the countless others who witnessed the attack. Our thoughts are with those affected, their friends, family and loved ones, and the wider community.

The impact of terrorism can be traumatic and life changing. After the Manchester attack Victim Support worked with survivors and bereaved family members from across the country. This included, sadly, many children and young people. We provided support, reassurance, information and advice to many of those affected, and worked with them to find ways to manage what they’d experienced, and to feel safer.

We know that anniversaries can be particularly difficult for survivors and loved ones. Sunday will be a difficult day for many. No one is ever alone, and Victim Support can provide immediate and ongoing support to anyone affected by terrorism. Our free Supportline is available 24/7 –  you can contact us whether or not you’ve sought support before.

Contact Supportline on 08 08 16 89 11 or via live chat on our website.

You can also access our online resource My Support Space. This includes interactive guides for those who’ve experienced terrorism, and the people who support them. You will need to register for an account on My Support Space, but the resource is free, and you can work through the guides at your own pace.