After a very difficult year we have turned our attention to finding something we can do, to try to make a difference. Just one small act of support or kindness ripples out and has far reaching effects. Something close to our hearts here at Nature’s First Aid is a charity called Safeline, and we have decided to help raise funds to promote their profile.
Safeline provides specialist support for anyone affected by the impact of sexual abuse and mental health issues.They provide counsellors like my sister Emma, who volunteers for Safeline, to support the wellbeing of survivors. They also provide professional services to support families, groups and training for carers.
Now Safeline is more relevant than ever. They are on the frontline, and the demand for their work in the community is high. The lethal cocktail of being in lockdown and mental health issues has put many people’s coping mechanisms under strain. With your help we would like to show our appreciation of the hard work Safeline is doing to support people at this difficult time by giving a donation on the link below.
We have decided to contribute to Safeline with each order that comes in. For every order over £30 we will contribute £1. We will also be introducing a kit that has been specifically created for Safeline. It is called "Nature’s Safeline Kit” of which 10% will go straight to the charity. The kits are made up of oils that promote hope, positivity and safety. The oils included are Hope, Peace, Balance and Ylang Ylang.
Please contact Safeline if you are in need of help, they can provide you with advice or just a kind voice at the end of the phone.
For more information please visit their website.
https://www.safeline.org.uk/ Tel: 01926402498
To provide specialist, tailored support for anyone affected by or at risk of sexual abuse and rape, that empowers them to make choices about the lives they want and helps prevent abuse.
- To support and promote the wellbeing of survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
- To provide professional therapeutic services to survivors of sexual abuse and rape and anyone else affected, such as their family members.
- To provide specialist support for those choosing to report their abuse.
- To provide training around the issue of sexual abuse.
- To provide prevention programmes and support to children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation to enable them to build new skills, better relationships and selfconfidence, making them safer from abuse.
We provide a comprehensive range of services for people affected by sexual abuse, including:
- Counselling: face-to-face, by telephone and online, as well as creative therapies such as art therapy.
- National Male Survivor Helpline and Online Support Service Safeline is the national specialist service provider supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape through national online and telephone counselling and the National Male Survivors Helpline and Online Support Service which provides emotional support, information and advice, to survivors of sexual violence and abuse regardless of their age, gender, sexuality, or race’.
- Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) providing emotional and practical support for those individuals who choose to report the abuse to the police.
- Training for professionals, parents and anyone affected by sexual abuse to help them protect and support their communities.
- Prevention projects, one-to-one support and peer mentoring to keep vulnerable young people safe and enable them to fulfill their potential.
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