Interactive guides to help you move forward after crime

My Support Space’s interactive guides contain videos, techniques, tips and activities for you to try. You’ll also get suggested onward resources for you to find out more.

Here’s a list of topics covered which you can access once you’ve created your free account.


Stalking and harassment

Information on stalking and harassment, including stopping stalking behaviour, involving the police, staying safe, engaging with your feelings and getting further support.

Online crime

Interactive tips to help you stay safe online and protect yourself from potential scammers.

Antisocial behaviour

How to deal with antisocial behaviour, the different agencies you can report it to, and methods of coping with it.

Social media harassment

Practical steps you can take if you’re experiencing social media harassment, plus tips on getting support and looking after yourself and your wellbeing.

Financial abuse

How to recognise the signs of financial abuse, advise on who can help, and provide information if you decide to leave your partner.

Romance fraud

How to spot the common tactics used by fraudsters, sources of support, tips to keep yourself safe, and ways to report romance fraud if you haven't already done so.

Investment fraud

A look at the warning signs of investment fraud and common tactics that scammers use. It can help you to explore how the fraud has affected you, what you can do to help yourself, and tips to stay safe from fraudsters in the future.

Coronavirus scammers and fraudsters

Tips to help you keep yourself safe from potential scammers or fraudsters – who are exploiting the unease that many of us are feeling during this time of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Living with domestic abuse or coercive control

Information that could help you to feel safer and less alone at this difficult time, such as things you can do to stay safe, tips for self-care and what you can do if things reach a crisis point.

Coronavirus: Face coverings and anxiety

Guidance on face mask exemptions, techniques for dealing with anxiety, and tips for coping with face coverings.

Surviving hate crime

Understand the difference between hate crimes and hate incidents, get information about reporting a crime, and explore some common responses you may experience after hate crime.

Home safety

Interactive tips on how to make your home feel more secure, by making small adjustments both inside and outside your house. Plus advice on how you can stop thinking the worst.



Criminal injuries compensation scheme guide

Help understanding the criminal injuries compensation scheme based on your circumstances – with information on how to apply, the process, and many frequently asked questions.

Rights at work

Information on flexible working, taking time off, health concerns and more.

Journey to justice

Find out more about all the agencies involved in the criminal justice system, as well as your legal rights and entitlements as a victim, the process of going to court and much more.

Victim Personal Statement

Information on the victim personal statement, including what your statement could cover - if you decide to make one, how your statement could be used, and how to cope with feelings you might have when writing it.

Dealing with the media

Information on dealing with the media such as who you can talk to for advice, and the potential benefits and drawbacks of speaking to the press.

Your rights as a victim

How to understand your rights as a victim or witness of crime — including what you are entitled to, and the level of service you can expect from the agencies in the criminal justice system.



Difficult emotions guide

How making small changes can often improve your mood, with ways to improve your self-esteem and tips on how to manage feelings like anger and anxiety.

Coping strategies guide

Interactive self-reflection and planning exercises to help you cope in the short term after crime.

Sleep guide

Interactive tips and techniques that you can try to get a better night’s sleep, especially if you’re struggling with anxiety after crime.

Trauma guide

Information about why people respond in different ways after trauma, along with self-reflection and planning exercises to help you cope in the short term.

Wellbeing guide

Practical steps you can take to help improve your emotional wellbeing and quality of life after experiencing crime.

Mental health guide

How experiencing crime may affect your mental health, how to seek support if you need it and useful resources for accessing more help and information.


Talking to others after crime guide

Information and tips on how you can talk to someone close to you when you’ve experienced crime - to tell them about what you've been through, the impact it’s having on you, and what they can do to help.

Talking to children after crime

Advice and information about how to talk to children after they’ve experienced crime. It has a series of activities to help you talk to your child (or children) and to encourage them to open up.


Resources for friends, family members, colleagues or other supporters 

My Support Space is also available for those supporting someone after they’ve experienced crime or trauma, for example friends, family members, colleagues or neighbours. 

When registering for an account, there is an option to select that you are supporter rather than a victim or witness of crime. You will then have access to guides that have been designed to help you support a loved one.

These guides include how to talk to someone after crime, so that you can approach conversations with them and begin to understand the support they need. There are guides on mental health resources and their rights as a victim, so that you can help them to recognise what support is available and what they are entitled to. While the guide on coping strategies may help you to understand how your loved one is dealing with the impact of crime.

Other guides for supporters include: improving home safety; how to talk to children after crime; the benefits and drawbacks of speaking to the media about a case; and guides on how to support someone if they have experienced stalking, harassment or social media harassment.

There are also guides on supporting someone who may be experiencing domestic abuse:

Recognising the signs of domestic abuse

If you’re concerned that someone you know or care about is experiencing abuse, this guide outlines some of the different types of domestic abuse, how to spot some common signs that it may be happening, and how to recognise an unhealthy relationship.

Supporting someone who may be experiencing domestic abuse

This guide outlines ways in which you can help someone through domestic abuse. It includes how to start a conversation with the person, different types of domestic abuse situations, and information on specialist support services that are available.


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