Advice on how to support a victim of terrorism

How family, friends, peers and the community surrounding victims of terrorism can help support someone who has been affected by a terrorist attack.



Developed by the government in partnership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, this guidance aims to give you a greater understanding of the needs of someone who has experienced a terrorist attack so that you are more able to support them.

Published 20 June 2019
Last updated 21 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Minor update to the Witnesses section.

  2. Updated the Useful Organisations section.

  3. Updated to add information on Terrorist incident response template for schools and colleges.

  4. First published.