Accept Cookies

Cookies: We use cookies on our website to make it clear, useful and reliable. This includes storing a small amount of data about you. By navigating to other sections of our website, you are consenting to information being stored. Find out more here.

Our services

Support for people affected by London terror attacks

Our services

Support for people affected by London terror attacks

Our services

Support for people affected by London terror attacks

Our services

Support for people affected by London terror attacks


We provide an Outreach and Screen service for adults whose mental health or emotional wellbeing has been affected by the 2019 Fishmongers' Hall (London Bridge) terror attack.

Terror attacks can be traumatic for all those involved and can have a lasting psychological impact. 

Although people respond to trauma differently, common reactions include:

  • feelings of fear, anger, shame and guilt
  • unwanted distressing thoughts or memories of the incident
  • sleep difficulties
  • loss of interest in hobbies and pleasurable activities

These reactions are normal and usually improve in the days and weeks following the trauma.

However, for some people, these feeling persist and affect their mental wellbeing and functioning.

The Outreach and Screen Service is provided by a team of specialist psychologists who have helped people affected by terror attacks in Tunisia, Paris, Brussels and London. Watch this video to find out more about the service:

 

Our service is for people directly affected by the 2019 London Bridge terror attack. This includes those who:
  • witnessed the attack
  • were injured, or had a family member/close friend injured
  • lost a family member/close friend
  • were first responders

To access the service please follow the link below to fill in a brief questionnaire:


After you have completed the the questionnaire, we will contact you to discuss suitable support options. This may include an assessment in our clinic, by video call or over the telephone.

  • Call us on Freephone: 0800 090 23 71
  • Email: outreachandscreen@slam.nhs.uk 
  • Address: Psychological Trauma Outreach, Screen and Support Service for London Terrorist Incidents, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, 99 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ
Service opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

If you want support with your mental health but you were not directly affected by the 2019 London Bridge terror attack please contact your GP or visit the NHS website
If you have recently been affected by another incident such as a terror incident or other major traumatic event, please see our information on self-care after a major incident.
Around the anniversary of a major incident, people affected may notice more of an impact on their wellbeing or have questions about how to approach the day. Please see our information on common reactions and suggestions for coping.
After a major incident, a coroner’s inquest is commonly held. Inquests can cause additional distress to those affected by the incident. Please see our information for suggestions for coping and further resources for support around an inquest.