Mental health services failing to provide long-term help to terror victimsRuth Mabhiza
Report says that those involved in the immediate response to atrocities, such as police and paramedics, were highly regarded.
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.
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.”
Mental health services failing to provide long-term help to terror victims.