If you are affected by the King Power Stadium tragedy, either directly or indirectly, then you can contact the Let’s Talk - Wellbeing Service on 0116 292 7010 to access mental health support and psychological therapy, as well as information on coping with stress after trauma.
If you are worried about your mental health as a result of this event the NHS Trauma Leaflet.pdf [pdf] 50KB outlines common reactions, suggestions for how to cope and ways in which children may be supported to cope.
Many symptoms may be a normal response to a terrible experience and will reduce over time. If your symptoms are severe and you are in distress or they last longer than 4 weeks, this may indicate the need for support from a mental health professional.
Other available help
If you are under 18, or concerned about someone under 18, please visit the NHS website for your local children and young people’s mental health service. Children and young people may also access NHS help by visiting their GP, and schools may be able to provide support or refer them to local services.
Samaritans offers emotional support round the clock. Anyone can contact Samaritans in confidence at any time for free from any phone on 116 123 (even if you don’t have credit on your mobile). This number will not show up on your phone bill. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.samaritans.org to find your nearest branch where you can talk to someone face to face.
CALM offers support to men, who can call the confidential helpline on 0808 802 58 58 or visit www.thecalmzone.net. The line is open every day from 5pm to 12 midnight.