UK Families Support Group
The objectives of the S11UKFSG are to provide a forum for the mutual support of UK families whose loved ones were lost in the terrorist attacks in the USA on September 11. To provide emotional support and family contacts; to procure financial and legal support when requested by families and to provide advice from and liaison with external agencies such as HM Government, charities, trusts etc. when requested by families.
Families of September 11 - USA
Families of September 11, Inc. (FOS11) is a nonprofit organization founded in October 2001 by families of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Membership is open to anyone affected by the events of September 11, be they family members, survivors, responders, or others as well as those who support our mission. The group has two goals: To support families and children by offering updated information on issues of interest, access to resources, relevant articles, and advocacy to raise awareness about the effects of terrorism and public trauma and to champion domestic and international policies that respond to the threat of terrorism including support for the 9/11 Commission Recommendations, and to reach out to victims of terror worldwide.
Disaster Action offers support and guidance to survivors and the bereaved through our leaflet series When Disaster Strikes, as well as telephone and email contact and personal meetings. Many of those who contact us say how helpful it is to talk to those who have been in a similar situation. Some have gone on to become members of the charity. Disaster Action does not offer counselling, although we are familiar with counselling and other forms of therapy that may be appropriate for those affected by a disaster.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
If you need help because something has happened to a friend or relative abroad contact the Consular Assistance team on 020 7008 1500 (24 hours)
Comprehensive advice for UK citizens about to travel or live abroad, including practical tips on staying safe, secure and healthy, and avoiding problem situations. Includes section on terrorism risks.
ASSIST (Assistance Support and Self Help in Surviving Trauma)
Helpline: 01788 560800
Helpline and other support services for individuals and families affected by post traumatic stress and post traumatic stress disorder.
Royal College of Psychiatrists – PTSD Leaflet
MIND – Understanding PTSD
MIND Infoline: 0845 766 0163
Maudsley Hospital Trauma Stress Service
Tel: 020 3228 2969
The Traumatic Stress Service (TSS) provides assessment and treatment for people, aged 18-65, throughout the United Kingdom and aims to reduce the level of distress experienced by people who suffer psychological difficulties following a traumatic experience, often known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They work with a number of different therapy teams who specialise in PTSD. Based at the Maudsley Hospital, referrals to our service usually come through a person’s community mental health team (CMHT).
Support after Murder and Manslaughter
Helpline: 0845 872 3440
If you have lost someone dear to you through murder or manslaughter you are not alone. SAMMS offers a confidential telephone help line where you can talk to someone who has experienced the devastating effects of this most distressing crime.
Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline
Day by Day Helpline: 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri 9.30am to 5pm)
Young Person's freephone helpline: 0808 808 1677
Counselling, support, information and advice to enable anyone bereaved to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Helpline: 0845 20 30 405 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
Winston’s Wish supports children and young people to rebuild their life after a family bereavement, the Winston's Wish family line offers practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.
The Compassionate Friends
Helpline: 0845 123 2304 10am to 4pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, seven days
The Compassionate Friends provide one-to-one support, local support groups and produce a range of publications for parents, children, grandparents and professionals, as well as a website specifically for people dealing with the death of a brother or sister.
Victim Support Helpline
Helpline:0845 30 30 900 Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 7pm
Offers free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected, giving information, emotional support and practical help.