After a crime has been committed you might feel lots of different emotions, but this is normal, and these feelings should fade over time. These things can help:
- Spending time somewhere where you feel safe
- Talking to family and friends, or trained workers
- Do something relaxing to take your mind off it
Sometimes it can take longer to recover after a crime, and extra support is needed. There is lots of support available, including:
You can also access support with your mental from places such as:
Crucial: Victims First provides free emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime. It’s available across Oxfordshire and can provide help to people of all ages.
Support from SAFE!
If you’re aged 8 to 25, live in Oxfordshire and have been affected by crime, SAFE! can offer you support. This video explores how SAFE! works with young people to help them feel safe and move forward.