Beechwood offers free counselling to help people affected by Manchester Arena bomb

Beechwood is open to young people and their families affected by the Manchester Arena bomb
Beechwood is open to young people and their families affected by the Manchester Arena bomb

Beechwood has opened its doors to children, young people and their parents for free counselling sessions following the Manchester Arena bomb.

At least 22 people were killed and 120 injured after the explosion in the foyer of the venue in Manchester city centre.

Ian Hodge, CEO of Beechwood Cancer Care Centre in Stockport, is urging anyone who is affected by the terror attack – whether directly involved in the incident or not – to get in touch to speak to one of the centre’s professional family counsellors.

Beechwood Family Therapy Service offers confidential counselling and support to all the family, to help them through a tragic incident and deal with their emotions.

Ian said: “The terror attack at Manchester Arena has shaken our whole city and everyone at Beechwood shares this feeling.

“It is absolutely heart-breaking for everyone involved, we have a staff member who has been directly involved.

“As a family therapy centre, we are here to offer our support to anyone who is affected by the incident and urge them to get in touch to speak to a professional family counsellor for free.

“Families do not need to be referred by a professional – they can contact us directly – but if they prefer, they may ask any professional, a doctor, nurse, police officer or teacher, to make a referral on their behalf.

“Young people aged 16 years and over may contact Beechwood independently if they wish.

“Please do not hesitate to take us up on the offer of support. We are here for you, your family and the Manchester community as a whole. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this devastating incident.”

If you want to find out more, email family@beechwoodcancercare.co.uk or call Beechwood on 0161 476 0384 and ask for Family Support.

If the team can’t answer in person, leave a message and contact details and someone will get in touch as soon as they can.

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