11 October 2018

Psychological support available until April 2019

Confidential psychological support from the Red Cross extended

A confidential support service offered by the British Red Cross to anyone affected by treatment with infected blood or blood products will be available until April 2019.

You can contact the confidential support team directly by calling 0800 458 9473 or 0203 417 0280 at these times: Monday between 11am and 1pm; Wednesday between 7pm and 9pm; and Friday between 2pm and 4pm. You can also leave a message at other times and the team will call you back as soon as possible. 

We will be making separate arrangements for support during the hearings from April 2019.

The psychological support being used by people affected by the work of the Inquiry has additional capacity should it be needed. You can call during the hours advertised on the Inquiry’s website, or leave a message and receive a call back at a time convenient to them. The Inquiry keeps the level of this service under review to make sure it is sufficient and there is currently additional capacity should people want to use it.