A Safe Place For Ravers
We love our raving community and we are aware that many of you are going through immense challenges right now.
At home should not mean at risk. Increases in physical and psychological domestic abuse, as well as mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression, are all serious concerns and we all must help and support each other.
Where to find help:
If you are in immediate danger call 999. You can also use their silent service if you are afraid of being overheard.
The World Health Organisation has also released guidance specifically relating to domestic abuse during the COVID-19 crisis which is targeted at women but has useful information for all.
Domestic Abuse Services:
http://gov.uk/domestic-abuse provides a good starting point for information in the UK including the COVID-19 guidelines.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline is available for free and confidentially, 24/7, on 0808 2000 247.
https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ has a .section dedicated to help and support during Covid-19 crisis.
https://southallblacksisters.org.uk/ provides information, advice, advocacy, practical help, counselling and support to women and children experiencing domestic and other forms of gender-related violence. They can also advise Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati and Urdu and arrange interpretation other languages.
Refuge provide help on their website for men who are victims as well as those who think they may be an abuser.
Mankind also have a website and dedicated number 01823 334244 for male victims of domestic abuse.
Galop are an LGBT+ anti-violence charity with a helpline on 0800 999 5428 and email@example.com
Support with Mental Health Issues:
For support with issues such as anxiety and depression, you can call the Samaritans for free, 24/7, on 116 123. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopeline offer advice to children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide and anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide 0800 068 41 41.
The #timetochange campaign offers some great tips on how to check in with people.
Most of the organisations above also provide information on how to support someone else dealing with domestic abuse or mental health issues.
Of course it almost goes without saying that all of the above charities and organisations rely on public donations and support to keep running, so if you have the money to spare then they're a very worth cause!
Let's do our best to make sure everyone has someone to turn to.