Supporting the British Red Cross in Tunisia

3 Jul 2015

As a founding member of the Disaster Relief Alliance we have donated funds to the British Red Cross' support line helping those affected by the attack in Tunisia.

Following the violent attack at a tourist resort in Tunisia, British Red Cross have launched a support line to help those affected. As a founding member of the Disaster Relief Alliance we have donated funds to support the helpline.

The dedicated telephone line run by the organisation and commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, is offering practical advice and emotional support to anyone affected by the recent events. The psycho-social support volunteers who are part of the helpline team  have the fundamental task to promote people’s wellbeing and resilience and minimise distress.

The Red Cross team is made up of individuals who have been recruited because of their skills and experience of supporting people in crisis. It includes qualified professionals such as psychologists and social workers, however, the support provided is different from counselling or formal psychological therapy.

British Red Cross Head of UK Emergency Response and Planning Simon Lewis, said: “We would like to thank Tesco, founding member of the Disaster Relief Alliance, who have committed to help fund the British Red Cross support line in the aftermath of the Tunisia attack. The helpline offers practical advice and emotional support to anyone affected by recent events in Tunisia. The Alliance has and continues to make a difference to the lives of people in crisis.”

The support line number is +44 (0)20 3417 0260 and it will run daily from 8am-8pm for as long as needed.

If you would like to find out more please visit www.redcross.org.uk

To read more about our work supporting the British Red Cross see here.