Grenfell Anniversary - Information and Support
Grenfell anniversary – taking care of yourself and loved ones
We are approaching the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy and our thoughts are with the whole community of North Kensington, as we remember the 72 lives lost.
The anniversary period is a difficult time for many residents in North Kensington, and everyone will react and respond in different ways to this significant event. The NHS is here throughout this period and beyond, to support you and your family.
Marking the anniversary
Marking the fifth anniversary has presented many additional challenges. The past few years have been very difficult for all of us with the continued impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, war in Ukraine, ongoing increases in the cost of living and other life events. Many residents are feeling additional stress and anxiety as current events remind them of things that happened before, during and after Grenfell, making it harder for them to cope leading up to the anniversary.
Some residents have also expressed worry about the ongoing Grenfell Inquiry and concerns about justice and the future of the tower. All of these things might make the upcoming anniversary even harder.
The NHS continues to firmly stand together with all the North Kensington communities, and there are many health services in place for the North Kensington communities to utilise for their physical and psychological health needs. If you have any worries or concerns, we do recommend that you seek support.
Advice & support
It is more important than ever that you look after your mental and emotional health and wellbeing at this time.
The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service has published guides with some suggestions and advice that might help. Click on the links below to download the information and share with others:
Further information and a leaflet focused on a programme of wellbeing activities during the anniversary period, is available here:
I need to speak to someone, or know someone else who needs help
If you or someone you know has been affected by Grenfell, and need support, or you would just like to have a chat, you can call the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service on 020 8637 6279, phone line is open every day 8.00am to 8.00pm, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact the NHS ‘Single Point of Access’ overnight from 8.00pm for telephone support on 0800 0234 650. The service is confidential and you are not required to give any personal details.
You can find out more here: grenfellwellbeing.com/contact-us
I have another health worry
If you are worried about any aspect of your health then speak to your GP in the first instance, you can request a Grenfell specific GP Extended Appointment with your practice reception if you need more time with your GP. These appointments can take place either face or face or over the phone, based on your health needs.
Your GP can also book you in for an Enhanced Health Check, to provide a comprehensive 30-minute health check by clinical staff members at the GP Practices.
Additional health services to support the community, are delivered by different parts of the NHS such as GP practices, hospital or community services and local voluntary and community organisations. A guide to those services can be found here:
If you need healthcare or treatment, it is important that you contact the NHS which is here for you and is actively encouraging people not to hesitate in speaking to their GP or, in an emergency, calling 999.