While supporting a friend or family member who has experienced a violent crime, it is important to take care of YOU. Take care of your mental health by doing the things that bring you joy. You might also like to see your GP and get a Mental Health Care Plan for some psychological support.
Some other really helpful self-care methods you could try are journaling, meditation and talking to another friend.
We’ve included a free and guided meditation that we really love, below.
Your friend or family member wouldn’t want your life to stop for them! So be sure to take care of yourself while you are being a support to a loved one who has experienced a violent crime.