Guidance

Terrorism attacks: mental health check and treatment

NHS mental health screening and treatment programme for those affected by the terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Paris (2015) and Brussels (2016).

Detail

The Department of Health has worked with partners including NHS England, Public Health England and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to create a programme of support for those people at increased risk of mental illness due to the terror attacks in Sousse and Bardo, Tunisia, in 2015. This has been extended to people affected by the attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016.

Who should fill in a questionnaire?

Participation in this programme is by invitation. The programme is available to anyone who was either in Tunisia, Paris or Brussels and directly affected by the terrorist events, or who is a family member of someone there and directly affected by the terrorist events. Additionally, you must ordinarily be eligible for NHS services in England.

Which questionnaire do I fill in?

There are 6 different versions of the questionnaire - please complete the one that most closely matches your experience and that takes account of your age:

  • questionnaire A if you are 18 years or older and were in Tunisia at the time of the attacks

  • questionnaire B if you are 18 years or older and a family member of someone injured or killed and you were not in Tunisia at the time of the attacks

  • questionnaire C if you or any individuals in your household are under 18 years old and either present during the attack or under 18 years old and are a family member of someone injured or killed in Tunisia

  • questionnaire D if you are 18 years or older and were in Paris or Brussels at the time of the attacks

  • questionnaire E if you are 18 years or older and a family member of someone injured or killed and you were not in Paris or Brussels at the time of the attacks

  • questionnaire F if you or any individuals in your household are under 18 years old and either present during the attacks or under 18 years old and are a family member of someone injured or killed in Paris or Brussels

You can print a questionnaire from this page and return it to:

Screen and Treat Programme
Field Epidemiology Services
National Infection Services
Public Health England
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay
Bristol
BS1 6EH

Please note that online questionnaires for the terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Paris and Brussels are no longer available.

If you need further information, please see the FAQ document above. You can also contact us using an online form or telephone 020 7210 4850.