Support after an emergency

To get help after an emergency or traumatic event:

Who needs support after an incident?

Many people will likely be affected by a major incident, such as:

  • The survivors of the incident
  • Relatives of survivors
  • Relatives of those who died
  • People involved in the response

How long will I need support?

Most people will need trauma support immediately after an incident for a short time to recover enough to return to some kind of normality.

However, some people will need a higher level of trauma for months after the incident and a few will continue to need this support for many years.