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How to cope in crowds with PTSD

If you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you might feel uncomfortable, panicked or scared when in a large crowd. This is nothing to be ashamed of and isn’t your fault; it is simply a symptom of PTSD, and may be linked to the fact you witnessed or were victim…

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The less obvious signs you may have been a victim of fraud

Some attempts to defraud are more obvious than others and criminals have become more adept at tricking unsuspecting victims in recent years. With fraud cases becoming increasingly sophisticated, it’s vitally important to keep yourself informed about the latest online and offline scams so you can take action if you are…

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Should you stay or should you go? The big Facebook debate

Facebook has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, and if news of personal data exploits has made you question your presence on there, we’ve got some useful advice. The good stuff Facebook is great for keeping up with friends and family. It’s why so many people use…

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Could you help shape how the UK deals with domestic abuse?

The government has launched a consultation on transforming the response to domestic abuse – and they want your views. Their intention is to drive a national conversation on how to prevent and tackle domestic abuse, informed by those who have experienced it. By working together we can all better prevent, protect…

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How the brain deals with exposure to violence

If you’ve been victim of or have witnessed a violent crime, it can feel almost impossible to get the images out of your head. Time is a great healer, and we should always remind ourselves that the majority of human behaviour is loving and kind (we wouldn’t have survived this…

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How to teach your kids about cybercrime (without scaring them)

Seventeen-million Britons were targeted by cybercrime during 2017, costing them a collective £130bn. From phishing scams to online fraud, hacking and ransomware attacks, we’re all susceptible to cybercrime, but protecting your kids against it is inherently tricky. They’re part of a digital generation that relies on online messaging platforms, social…

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Why do people commit hate crimes?

The Crown Prosecution Service defines hate crime as an incident where the motivation appears to be hostility towards any of the following: race; religion; disability’ sexual orientation; or transgender identity. Hate crime is always wrong and if it has happened to you, it certainly wasn’t your fault. Anyone can be…

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We all react differently to death – here’s why

When someone close to you dies, it can turn your life upside down – particularly if it was the result of a serious crime. We all grieve in different ways, and understanding your own reactions to death is tough. It can be difficult to know what to do, who to…

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How to cope with the emotional trauma of burglary

There are few invasions of privacy quite as disturbing as having your house burgled. Anyone who has experienced home intrusion of this kind will be aware of the emotional trauma that often follows, and in this post, we’re going consider how that might manifest itself and what you can do…

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