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Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services - listed under the sections Q-R are the following issues: Racism & Racial Trauma, Rape, Refugees, Rights, Runaways.

Click below to find more details of services supporting these issues.

See also A-Z Directory entries under BAME, Hate Crime and Rights. 

BEAM
Training movement dedicated to healing, wellness and liberation of black and marginalised communities.  Toolkit and resources section. 

Childline - Racism and Racial Bullying
No one has the right to make you feel bad or abuse you for who you are.  Find information and advice about racism and racial bullying.

Tapping Solution - Racial Anxiety Relief Tapping Meditation.
Dr Silas, a specialist in anxiety and trauma created a Tapping meditation for 'Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour to experience some ease from the anxiety (alongside many other emotions)... The pain we are feeling is justified, and our bodies still need a break. Whether you are having trouble sleeping, experiencing headaches, stomachaches, or a racing heart, we need to take care of ourselves so that we can connect to our own power".

Youth Access - Make Our Rights Reality - Black Lives Matter Blog
Self care tips and resources in times of racial trauma. 

Galop  - 020 7704 2040 
LGBTQ+ anti-violence charity, if you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse.   Support LGBTQ people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Rape Crisis
Provides frontline specialist, independent and confidential services for women and girls of all ages who've experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives.   Contact to find details of your local centre.

Survivors UK - Chat online or Message+44 7491 816064 on WhatsApp
Offers a range of support services for male survivors of rape or sexual abuse.  Established for male survivors but also welcomes anyone who identifies as male, trans, non-binary, has identified as male in the past, or anyone who feels that we are the right fit for them.

Victim Support
Emotional and practical support for anyone affected by a crime regardless of whether the crime has been reported to the police.

Free, confidential support 24/7, not only for those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place – you can get our support at any time, and for however long you need us.

Women and Girls Network - 0808 801 0660 
advice@wgn.org.uk
The Young Women's Service works to create safe and confidential spaces to get support. If you are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing any form of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and live, work or study in West London, contact WGN to get support. 

See also under H for Homelessness.

Missing People
Support for the 180,000 people who run away and go missing each year. We also provide support for family and friends.

Nightstop
Nightstop provides emergency overnight accommodation for young homeless people who are facing a night on the streets or sleeping in an unsafe place. 

Runaway Helpline - Free Call/text on 116000
Support and advice for anyone who has run away or is thinking about running away from home.

Citizens Advice - National Advice Line 0344 411 1444  
Gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Their network of charities offers confidential free advice online, over the phone, and in person on issues such as housing, immigration, law, debt and money, benefits, health and more.

Disability Rights UK 
Disabled Students' Helpline 0330 995 0414
Personal Budgets Helpline 0330 995 0404 personalbudgets@disabilityrightsuk.org Provides information, advice and useful factsheets across a wide range of issues for anyone with disabilities.

Refugee Council
Work directly with refugees providing support from the moment they arrive in the UK including both crisis advice and practical support.   They are the only national service offering support to all unaccompanied refugee children who arrive alone seeking safety in England.

British Red Cross
The Red Cross can offer help with the urgent needs of refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants.  They can provide a variety of support including practical items including food, clothing and toiletries.

Rights of Women: Immigration and Asylum Law Line - 020 7490 7689
For women who need advice on their immigration status including immigration law including domestic violence, long residence and family life; rights of Europeans and their families in the UK, asylum, trafficking, financial support options. 

 

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