This International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, our thoughts go out to all those affected by acts of terror.
Diana Fawcett, Chief Executive of the independent charity Victim Support said:
“Our research shows that survivors and witnesses of terrorist attacks can be affected emotionally, physically and financially, and for many this will be life changing. Even news of similar terror incidents can be very difficult and re-trigger the trauma experienced.
“Victim Support provides specialist services to victims of crime, including terror attacks. Our support workers are specially trained to respond to the very specific needs of those affected by these terrible events.
“No matter how long ago you experienced a terror incident, you can contact Victim Support’s free 24/7 Supportline (0808 16 89 111) or access support via live chat on our website. Our new online resource, My Support Space, also has useful tools and guides that you can work through at your own pace, including on trauma and wellbeing. Support is available for as long as you need and we will do whatever we can to help you rebuild your life.”
Terror attacks can be traumatic for all those involved, and can have a lasting psychological impact on survivors and bereaved families. Our thoughts today are with everyone who has been affected by terrorism, both at home and abroad.