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The Manchester Arena Inquiry has now concluded. The closure notice from the Inquiry Chairman is available here.

A number of organisations provided support to those affected by the attack on 22nd May 2017. Whilst the Inquiry has closed, these organisations are still available to those affected and their contact details are given below.

Support is available from:

  • The Greater Manchester Resilience Hub
  • Coroner’s Support Services

Greater Manchester Resilience Hub

Please see here for Chapter 12 self-care guidance

The Resilience Hub was set up by the NHS to support those impacted by the Manchester Arena Attack in 2017. It is led by Consultant Clinical Psychologists with expertise in adults, children and young people.

The Hub is for:

  • Everyone who has been directly affected by the incident
  • Family members who have been affected
  • Professionals who have been affected
  • Professionals seeking clinical advice about their service users

You can contact the hub via:
Telephone: 03330 095 071

Guidance from the Hub following the conclusion of oral evidence hearings

The Hub has produced guidance on ways to look after yourself now hearings had concluded, which you can read here.


Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people. They offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Bereavement affects everyone and can have a devastating effect on emotional, physical and mental health. Cruse support helps people understand their feelings, develop coping strategies and return to every-day life, while remembering and celebrating the lives of those who have died.

Cruse offers telephone, Zoom (video call) and website support in local areas.
Freephone helpline 0808 808 1677 is available 7 days a week. Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday – Thursday 9.30 am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm.

Cruse website provides online resources for bereaved people. Cruse Chat is available 9am-9pm Monday-Friday.

The website provides support for young people. Services are provided by trained volunteers and are confidential and free.

Coroners’ Court Support Service

The Coroners’ Court Support Service (CCSS) is an independent voluntary organisation whose trained volunteers offer emotional support and practical help to bereaved families, witnesses and others who usually attend an Inquest at Coroner’s Court. CCSS has been involved in providing support at inquests that involve mass fatalities, such as the Birmingham pub bombing and the London Bridge attack.

The Coroners’ Court Support Service also has a helpline. Experienced volunteers offer emotional and practical support and can assist with any queries about the inquest process. All support is free and confidential and can be accessed over the phone or by email.

Telephone: 0300 1112141 Monday – Friday 9am-7pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.