As a result of the terrorist attack last night our counsellors have been overwhelmed with referrals for children and teenagers to support them in coming to terms with the events of the 22nd.
The referrals are coming from across the North West, Burnley, Blackpool and Preston, as children, young people and families travelled to the event from across the region.
We have offered our support across the region and really need your help to appeal to raise funds to draft in more trauma counsellors to meet the high demand and setup a national terrorist trauma counselling service in time of events like this.
Because of last night’s events it has really highlighted to ourselves that there should be a national terrorist attack trauma counselling service setup to support victims of this crime going forward. Because children and young people were at the concert to celebrate music, we would like to appeal to anyone who could help in setting up a concert to raise fund to help setup a national trauma counselling service, specifically for terrorist attacks, so that an infrastructure exists that can respond quickly and give rapid counselling support.
Even though we run a counselling service right across the North West, we are only small children’s charity and would not have the influence to get artists from Manchester involved in a pop concert.
We are calling on voluntary sector organisations and government services to come together to really develop community cohesion.
We really need your help to make sure that we leave a lasting legacy for all of the victims involved and make sure that if ever this happened again a service would exist to respond and support victims straight away.
Please help us to create something meaningful from such a pointless attack. All of the funds raised will be used to ensure that all those affected by this tragedy will receive trauma counselling to avoid long term impact on their lives. Please donate.