Resources for adults
If you are isolated with your abuser, the first thing you need to know is that our service remains open. You can contact us in all the usual ways - 01254 260465, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Live Chat via this website between 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 4pm each weekday.
Safety planning whilst isolated is different to safety planning at other times. Please see below for our guide to safety planning when self isolating and also details of The Silent Solution. This is a way to notify police that you are in need of assistance, even when you are unable to speak.
During self isolation or periods of high stress and uncertainty, self-care is more important than ever. Current government restrictions on our movements, although for the best reasons, can have an impact on our mental health. The very fact that things seem so uncertain countrywide can lead to anxiety. Hopefully our self-care tips will help you keep your well-being on track.
If you are concerned about your own behaviour towards your partner or another family member, this is our guide to help you remain calm and non-abusive. Our team continue to take referrals from individuals who are worried about the way they are behaving towards a partner or loved one. We are a RESPECT accredited organisation.
This is a great fact sheet to help with feeling emotionally safe and helping your children feel emotionally safe at the current time. It's been produced by Rock Pool Life, an organisation headed up by the wonderful Sue Penna, the lady who wrote Recovery Toolkit - a fabulous, self esteem building course, that we use at The Wish Centre. We've added the link to Rock Pool's website as they intend to share more fact sheets over the next few weeks. Their own website can be found here https://rockpool.life/
This document lists websites that provide useful information for parents seeking to support children and young people around domestic abuse, mental health, relationship issues, bullying, substance use and anger. The links in the document are clickable and will take you directly to the site.
This download aims to offer some advice and guidance for people who are concerned about the safety of a friend, family member, neighbour or member of their community.