NHS support during the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry is preparing for its evidence sessions.
Organisers have published the following information on the Inquiry website:
"The Inquiry is committed to ensuring all witnesses are able to give their evidence to the Inquiry and fully appreciates this may be a harrowing and traumatic experience. To help facilitate the process of evidence-taking, the Inquiry has published a protocol which details the approach it will take to support vulnerable witnesses. The Chairman has a wide discretion in making arrangements to ensure that those who are vulnerable or have special needs of any kind are able to give their evidence in the least distressing and most effective way."
When the Inquiry is in session the NHS will be on site to assist anyone who needs help. The Outreach Team will be at the hearing in Holborn and also at the live streaming event at the Notting Hill Methodist Church. The team are easy to identify by their green hoodies and will produce photo ID to anyone who wants to see it.
A reminder that if you need our support during the hearings there are a number of options available to you:
- The Outreach team can be contacted by anyone on 020 8962 4393 (seven days a week from 9am to 8pm)
- There is also the 24 hour helpline for emotional support, health and wellbeing support, and urgent mental health support, call 0800 0234 650; 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
- There is an overnight service at Notting Hill Methodist Church which is open from 10pm to 8am every night.
- There is also a walk-in service from 10am to 8pm daily at The Curve, 10 Bard Road, London W10 6TP
You can also self refer for therapy online here or by calling 020 8637 6279.