The Inquiry recognises that giving oral evidence in public may be stressful for some. We have, therefore, engaged Inspire Workplaces to provide support to anyone involved with the Inquiry. 

All witnesses will have access to Inspire Workplaces services, which include:

Helpline - 24/7 access to professional counsellors.  If you need support beyond the phone call, with further discussion of your concern, more in-depth support can be provided with a designated counsellor.

Counselling – this will be on a one-to-one basis with a qualified counsellor, at a time and date to suit you, and may be face-to-face by Skype or over the phone. Inspire counselling is given in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental way. Your counsellor will support you to cope with whatever issues are causing you distress and disrupting your life.

To contact Inspire Workplace please call 0800 389 5362, or visit their website at:

If you are a current Civil Servant, you also have access to the NICS Welfare Support Service. To avail of this service you can contact Welfare Support on 028 90251771 or e-mail

Lifeline Crisis Response also offers a counselling service and can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0808 808 8000. Calls are free from all UK landlines and mobiles.