A further £3 million has been given to Manchester Arena survivors who are suffering from psychological injuries.
The donation has been released by the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up to help victims of the attack.
The payments of £10,000 who have been assessed as being being ‘functionally impaired’ by the psychological injury they sustained after being in the foyer during or immediately after the bomb attack.
The new fund is set to help those left unable to 'comfortably live their everyday life' following the attack and have not already had a payment from the Fund of £60,000
The claims will to be validated by an accredited clinician, like a psychological therapist, and wiill be verified by Greater Manchester Police.
The Fund estimates up to 300 people could be eligible for the £10,000 gift.
The total distributed by the fund so far stands at £14 million, out of £18 million of donations for people across the globe.
The trustees of the Fund sought advice and guidance from clinical experts at the Greater Manchester Resilience Hub, set up in the wake of the attack to ensure that those affected had access to mental health treatment. It is staffed by NHS mental health specialists.
There are no strings attached to how the money is spent.
Cllr Sue Murphy, chair of the board of trustees of the Fund, said:
- Those who are struggling and need access to mental health support can contact the GM Resilience Hub, which is staffed by NHS mental health professionals. They can be reached 03330 095 071 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More support and information can be found here.
- Those who needs immediate help to stay safe are advised to contact their GP and ask for an emergency appointment. Out of hours, you can access mental health services via an Accident and Emergency Department.