Struggling with your mental health this #BlueMonday? We’re here to help.
Did you know that experiencing crime can have a serious effect on your mental and physical health?
Depression, PTSD and anxiety can all affect a person who has experienced crime. With today being #bluemonday, we want to remind you that you’re not alone and we’re here to help and support you, when you’re ready.
We understand that seeking support can be a nerve-racking experience, however by not seeking support, you could be more likely to develop one of the above mental health issues.
A study by the Office of National Statistics looked into the affects of different types of crime and found that when it comes to a violent crime, 81% of victims reported feeling affected by the situation. Similarly, those affected by fraud experience a range of both short and long term affects on their mental health.
What was common was that from burglary to fraud, assault to bag snatching, people affected by crime reported anxiety symptoms for up to and over six months after the incident happened.
Seeking support can help
While long-term research is ongoing into exactly how seeking support affects a person months and year down the line, what’s clear is that seeking support more often than not helps reduce mental health illnesses.
At Voice we can provide you with a single point of contact and a place where you feel comfortable to talk about your feelings.
Voice is a free and confidential support service for anyone in Northamptonshire who’s experienced a crime, whether it’s been reported to the police or not.
We can provide a range of support services from 1-2-1 emotional support to referrals to partner agencies who offer specialist support.
Don’t suffer in silence. Contact us today.
If you’ve been a victim of crime or have witnessed a crime
We’re here to support anyone in Northamptonshire who has experience a, regardless of if they’ve reported it to the police or not.
As a victim of crime or as someone who’s witnessed one, we:
- Provide emotional and practical support;
- Offer help and guidance to anyone who has to attend court; and
- Link people if necessary with partner agencies to ensure the right specialist support is available.
How to contact us
If you need support, please use the details below to contact us.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 0300 303 1965
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 8am-6pm | Tuesday, Thursday – 8am-8pm | Saturday – 9am-12:45pm
- Online form: click here.
If you need support outside of the above hours around your mental health, please contact the Samaritans on 116123.