Helping your child recover from a crime

Experiencing a crime can challenge your child’s sense of security and their predictability of the world. A child’s response to a crime will depend on a range of factors including their age, development, personality and the impact on their parents or significant others....

Supporting someone following a crime

Be a Calming InfluenceTry to remain calm when someone tells you about the crime they have experienced.Avoid judging or challenging them about how/why the crime occurred.Reassure the victim that they are not to blame and their response to the trauma is normal. Provide...

After you experience a crime

If you have experienced crime, you may feel a range of strong emotions.Please remember you are not alone in this and we are here to support you. What to do after you experience crime Your safety is key. It’s important that you are safe. Seek support from safe and...

What you may experience following a crime

If a crime has been committed against you, it is normal to experience some changes and symptoms as a result of the trauma. However, if symptoms persist, or start to negatively impact your daily life, it is important to seek medical advice. Changes and symptoms you may...

Tips for a better night’s sleep

Following a crime, you may experience some disruption to your regular sleeping patterns – particularly if worries are keeping you awake at night. The following tips may help to alleviate your sleepless nights. Create a Sleep Schedule Going to sleep, and waking at...