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The head of the British Red Cross has admitted it took too long to reach out to community groups helping in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. Mike Adamson said the team should have coordinated better and faster with the North Kensington community volunteers on the ground, and that…
Widespread trauma caused by the Grenfell Tower fire has prompted an NHS recruiting drive for mental health professionals to keep up with demand. More than 50 vacancies for the Grenfell Tower Trauma Service are being advertised, seeking those experienced in working with bereavement and post traumatic stress disorder. Hundreds have…
Around 600 people including 100 children from the Grenfell Tower neighbourhood have been referred to mental health services in the aftermath of the fire, new figures show. The emotional toll of the disaster was uncovered after health professionals visited thousands of people from the area to determine if they needed…
Victims of the Northern Ireland conflict living in Great Britain are to be targeted for special healthcare support underpinned by EU money. The programme aims to improve the well-being of survivors who have suffered as a result of violence. The IRA bombed cities in Great Britain many times throughout the…
Parents have been given tips on how to help their child cope with a traumatic event. More than two thirds of children will experience at least one traumatic event by the age of 16, according to new guidance from the Institute of Health Visiting. This can range from large scale…
Children and teenagers who survived the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being offered art therapy through a Scottish charity. Art psychotherapist, Susan Rudnik, who lives near the London high-rise, established the Art Therapy Hub within the ClementJames Centre based in North Kensington, where she and a team of art therapists support…
More than 160 traumatised witnesses of the London Bridge terror attack have sought help from a support charity. They contacted Victim Support in the month after the atrocity on the bridge and in Borough Market on June 3. Many were seeking emotional support and trauma treatment after witnessing the horrific…
The firefighters who tried to rescue residents as they tackled the Grenfell Tower blaze could face future psychological issues, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton has warned. She said the tough conditions and shocking scenes they faced, including a child being thrown from a window, had traumatised many. London Fire Brigade…
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