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You can call 111 for non-emergency medical advice in England and Scotland. For Wales you can call 0845 46 47 or 111 if available in your area.
If you are over 18 and you live in England you can contact your local ‘improving access to psychological therapies’ (IAPT) service to be assessed for NHS psychological treatment. Information on your local IAPT services is available from NHS Choices.
If you are under 18, or concerned about someone who is under 18, please look on NHS Choices for your local children and young people’s mental health service.
For the Manchester attack, information can be found on the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership website.
The Wales Terrorist Attack Support Helpline is a dedicated service set up to support anyone in Wales whose lives have been impacted by recent attacks. It provides a confidential listening, emotional support and signposting service. You can call the helpline on 0800 107 0900 or text the word ‘help’ to 81066. Trained staff are available 24 hours a day for the foreseeable future. Information is also available on their website www.callhelpline.org.uk.
If you live in Northern Ireland and you’re in need of psychological support after witnessing an attack you should make urgent contact with your GP. If you or someone you know appears to be in mental health crisis, you should immediately contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. The number is open 24/7 and is free to call. This service is available for people who live in Northern Ireland.
If you are in Scotland, Breathing Space offers free and confidential advice for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety, whatever the cause. They can be contacted on 0800 83 85 87, 6pm to 2am Monday to Thursday, and 6pm to 6am Friday to Sunday. Calls to Breathing Space are free to call. The website also provides a wide range of useful information and advice about coping with low mood, depression and anxiety.
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More information is available about support services if you have been affected by a terrorist attack.