Since 22ndMay 2017 the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation has provided assistance to more than 800 people affected by the Manchester Arena attack. The Peace Foundation, set up in the aftermath of the terror attack in Warrington in 1993, part-funded by the Ministry of Justice, has extensive experience in supporting people in the aftermath of violent conflict and acts of terror.
The team, comprised of specially trained case workers, is able to offer support to people within hours of the Manchester attack. This support is provided to anyone who was affected in any way by the attack: witnesses, injured and bereaved and their wider family and friends.
Support from the Peace Foundation team takes many forms and we work to make sure that it is tailored to the particular needs of those we work with. This ranges from telephone support to liaising with GPs, education authorities and employers and coordinating services. In addition the team provides training and guidance to schools, universities and victim support services.
For many of those affected by the attack on Manchester Arena, support was needed in the first few days, weeks and months after the attack. Yet, for many more people support has been sought much more recently as people struggle to come to terms with their experience. The Peace Foundation team provides support regardless of how you were affected or how long has elapsed since the attack so if, as we approach the second anniversary of the attack on Manchester Arena, you feel you would benefit from support please do contact the Peace Foundation on 01925 581 240 or SAN@peace-foundation.org.uk.
(Please note that network is not a 24/7 emergency response. If you call out of office hours, there is a voicemail facility and all messages will be responded to the next working day. If you are in crisis, please consider contacting 999 or attending A&E. There are additional sources of advice on the https://manchesterattacksupport.org.uk/ website and MIND website https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines/. The Samaritans are available on 116 123 if you need to talk to someone.