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Clutha survivors open up about their recovery

Ann Faulds and Michael Byrne survived the 2013 Clutha crash. They discussed their ongoing psychological recovery when they met recently through volunteering at the Clutha Trust’s charity shop. Ten people were killed when the police…

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Terror survivors: Mental health services must improve ‘dramatically’

A survey of 300 survivors says there is a severe lack of long-term support to process the psychological trauma caused by terror attacks. Most of those interviewed said the immediate response from emergency services needed…


Cancer insurance questions ‘must end for survivors’

Image copyright Getty Images Cancer survivors should not have to declare their former diagnosis to insurance firms years after going into complete remission, a campaign group has told the BBC. Youth Cancer Europe said this…


Horses healing scars for survivors of domestic abuse

Survivors of domestic abuse are turning to horses to help heal their emotional scars. They have been learning to ride – and sometimes overcome their fears of the animals – at a farm in overlooking…


London Bridge survivors’ bravery recognised

Heroes of the London Bridge terror attack, including two who died, have been recognised for their bravery. Three police officers and five members of the public who confronted the attackers or aided others are included…


Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors

Image copyright Phil Johnson Image caption Phil Johnson: Church of England see ‘survivors as the problem’ The Church of England has made last-ditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how…


Grenfell: What’s happened to money promised for fire survivors?

Image copyright Getty Images A year on from the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, survivors are marking a week of remembrance – away from the “politics” – for the 72 people who lost their lives. BBC…


Hundreds gather in Dublin for Magdalene laundry survivors

Hundreds of people have gathered in Dublin to welcome home survivors of the Magdalene Laundries. The laundries were Catholic-run workhouses where 10,000 women and girls were forced to do unpaid, manual labour between 1922 and…


Grenfell Tower fire survivors ‘owe lives to chance’

Image copyright AFP People who escaped Grenfell Tower owe their lives primarily to chance rather than risk assessment and contingency planning, a public inquiry has heard. Danny Friedman QC, representing some of the survivors, said…


Grenfell survivors ‘helped to heal’ by Cornwall charity

Survivors of the Grenfell tower fire say Cornwall is “helping to heal” them after the tragedy. Marcio Gomes and his wife Andreia Perestrelo, whose son was stillborn after they fled the blaze, have been speaking…


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