What help can I get?

Whether you report a crime or not, local support is there if you need help to cope and, as far as possible, recover.

Enter a search term in the box at the top of our website to find:

  • support helplines which can guide you to the right support services
  • websites with local information and advice on how to get help
  • appropriate support services and their contact details

How local support can help

After a crime you might find you need help getting your life back on track in different ways, including:

  • your mental and physical wellbeing
  • helping your family recover
  • learning new skills 
  • help with work
  • managing your finances and claiming benefits
  • help with drug and alcohol problems

Different support services can help with:

  • emotional support
  • counselling
  • practical assistance
  • finding somewhere safe to stay
  • speaking and advocating for you to get the help you need