Helpline and support: victims of terrorism

Helpline and support services for people affected by a terrorist attack.



If you feel that you, or someone you know, needs support following a terrorist attack, emotional and practical support is available for you.

Speak to Victim Support first by contacting their free 24/7 support line on 0808 168 9111, or on live chat by visiting

More information is available about support available for victims of terrorism.

Published 18 October 2017
Last updated 31 March 2023 + show all updates
  1. From 1 April 2023, the Home Office will no longer fund the organisation Cruse Bereavement Support.

  2. Updated information on the support line.

  3. Updated the support organisations available to those affected by terrorist attacks and provided information about the victim and survivor pathway.

  4. Added support information about the Peace Foundation's peer-to-peer victims of terrorism support network.

  5. NHS Outreach, Screen and Support Service is no longer in operation.

  6. Attachment updated to amend the name of the victims' information line and added a link to further victim support services.

  7. Updated information for London and Manchester.

  8. First published.