Mental health services failing to provide long-term help to terror victims

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Mental health services failing to provide long-term help to terror victims

Mental health services failing to provide long-term help to terror victims

Report says that those involved in the immediate response to atrocities, such as police and paramedics, were highly regarded.

Mental health services failing to provide long-term help to terror victims - The Mandatory Training Group UK -Tributes to the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack in May 2017

People affected by terror attacks are not getting the long-term support they need because of severe shortages in mental health provision, according to a new survey.

The report by campaign group Survivors Against Terror says that while there was a “profound crisis in mental health services”, those helping in the immediate aftermath of an attack, such as police, paramedics and hospital staff were generally held in very high regard.

In compiling the report, 271 people who were injured in, or witness to attacks and relatives of victims who were killed or injured were asked to to assess the support they had received.

Incidents covered ranged from the 1980s to last year and included attacks in the UK and overseas.

Three quarters (76%) of those surveyed said mental health services require improvement.

One respondent said: “Mental health services are diabolical here, I still have not seen a psychologist 14 months after the event.”

 

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