Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

More Support for Mental Health Needed

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

More Support for Mental Health Needed

Article excerpt

A CHARITY has called for more to be done to help people caught up in terror attacks to recover from trauma following the report into the Manchester Arena bombing.

The Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation wants guidelines within the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 enhanced to provide guidance on 'medium to long-term' mental health recovery.

The charity, which is working to support those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing, has also called for all terror attacks last year to be subjected to similar reviews.

In one of a number of recommendations, the Kerslake report said: "Emergency plans for major incidents should incorporate comprehensive contingencies for the provision of mental health support to adults, children and young people, families and responders. …

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