Manchester Arena attack – One year anniversary

The 22nd of May 2018 will mark one year since the attack on Manchester Arena.

A programme of events for the day has been put together by Manchester City Council, recognising each of the 22 people who lost their lives in the attack, those who were injured and first responders.

The full programme of events can be accessed on Manchester City Council’s website.

Anyone who was caught up in the events surrounding Manchester arena that night is likely to have been deeply affected by what they have heard and seen as events unfolded. Many people who didn’t feel they needed support to start with find that they are struggling further on from the actual attack.

We will continue to offer support to any young people in Lancashire who are struggling to come to terms with what they have experienced. You can text NEST and your number to 60777, call us on 0300 111 0323 or email All of our services are free and confidential.

There are many other sources of support and information that you may find useful. Visit  for further information. The site contains a list of support organisations, and a range of useful guides including advice to help you cope with the anniversary.