Talking SENSE with young people caught up in traumatic events

The Survivors Assistance Network gives practical and emotional support to children and families who have experienced terrorism.

The Survivors Assistance Network gives practical and emotional support to young people and their families who have experienced terrorism.

At 10.31pm on 22 May last year a suicide bomber detonated a homemade device in the foyer of the Manchester Arena.

A concert by the singer Ariana Grande had just ended, and the area was busy with young fans and waiting parents. The explosion killed 22 people as well as the bomber.

Several children were among the dead. The youngest to die, Saffie Roussos, was eight years old. More than 500 people were injured and many of those caught up in the attack experienced enduring emotional trauma.


Age of Johnathan Ball, killed alongside Tim Parry, 12, by an IRA bomb in Warrington in 1993


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