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Be kind to yourself
Worries, fear and anxiety can be crippling. We need to take time out to look after ourselves, to keep our minds and bodies as healthy and well as we can.
If you decide to take time out to reflect on your journey and consider your options, or you’re waiting for our counselling, please remember to look after yourself in the meantime.
Written by a member of CSASS
Our team’s top tips
Our awesome team see first hand how self-care can help anyone who is struggling with day to day life. Here are their top tips:
Many of our survivors talk about the benefits of ‘Grounding’. This is a coping strategy designed to pull you back into the present, when you’re experiencing flashbacks or dissociation. Here are some grounding techniques – feel free to ask us about this anytime.
Women and Girls Network have produced this self-help guide that you can download and work through at your own pace.
Please let us know if you have any tips that have reduced your anxiety, made you feel calm, and generally helped you be kind to yourself.
Source: Rape Crisis England and Wales
Supportline and LiveChat services are open, and we can be contacted as usual. We know this is an especially hard time for survivors. Please do get in touch if you need a chat.
Remote and phone support is available for current clients while our face to face work is paused, and we’ll be taking new referrals soon. Please follow our social media for self-care resources, news about services and opportunities to help. We’ll be back as soon as we can.