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Support for people affected by London terror attacks

Our services

Support for people affected by London terror attacks

Our services

Support for people affected by London terror attacks

Our services

Support for people affected by London terror attacks


Terror attacks can be traumatic for all those involved and can have a lasting psychological impact. 

Although people can respond to trauma differently, common reactions include:

  • feelings of fear, anger, shame and guilt
  • unwanted distressing thoughts or memories of the incident
  • sleep difficulties
  • loss of interest in hobbies and pleasurable activities

These reactions are normal and typically improve in the days and weeks following the trauma. However, for some, they will persist and have an impact on functioning and wellbeing.

The NHS is offering a dedicated confidential mental health service to coordinate the care and support for adults affected by the 2019 London Bridge terror attack, whose mental health and/or emotional wellbeing has been affected.  

The Outreach and Screen Service is provided by a team of specialist psychologists who have helped people affected by the terror attacks in Tunisia and Paris in 2015, in Brussels in 2016, and in London in 2017. Watch this video about the service:

 

The service is for people directly affected by the 2019 London Bridge terror attack. This includes those who:

  • witnessed the attack
  • were injured, or had a family member/close friend injured
  • lost a family member/close friend
  • were first responders

To access the service please follow the link below to fill in a brief questionnaire:


Upon completing the questionnaire, we will contact you to discuss suitable support options. This may include a clinical assessment, which can take place in our clinic, by video call or over the telephone.

  • Call us on Freephone: 0800 090 23 71
  • Email: outreachandscreen@slam.nhs.uk 
  • Address: Psychological Trauma Outreach, Screen and Support Service for London Terrorist Incidents, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, 99 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ
Service opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

People struggling with their mental health who were not directly affected by this terror incident should consult with their GP, call NHS 111, or self-refer to their local psychological therapies service. The NHS website has information on how to find local services across England.
If you have recently been affected by another incident such as a terror incident or other major traumatic event, please see our information on self-care after a major incident.
  • Victim Support Helpline 08 08 16 89 111
  • Adults can refer themselves directly to NHS psychological therapies services across England - find your local service
  • If you are struggling to keep yourself safe please contact your local GP's out of hours service, our 24 hour information line on 0800 731 2864 (Option 1), or the main NHS helpline 111 which is for anyone with an urgent healthcare need. 
  • Read the NHS leaflet on coping after a traumatic event
  • Read our leaflet on coping with the anniversary of a traumatic event