Some of the people we’ve supported have spoken to us about what helped them move forward. Not everything works for everyone, but their experiences may just strike a chord with you.
Christine explains how important journaling was during her recovery:
I journaled a lot, especially when I felt particularly upset. This enabled me to rant on a page, to be real about what was going on for me internally.
The outcome of this was that I expressed whatever was inside festering and this stopped me from wanting to dwell on it.
I was free of the upsetting thought or idea. I could consider it in a different way if I chose to revisit it later and I felt strangely separate from the very distressed person who wrote it, refreshed and liberated from the burden of it.
‘Improve your wellbeing after crime: five simple steps’
This short worksheet introduces five steps which, according to research, can help us all improve our wellbeing. You don’t need to take on all five steps at once — small changes can make a big difference to how you feel.
Think about what makes you feel happy, valued and like you’re getting the most out of life.
Download the worksheet.
‘My five steps to wellbeing diary’
This diary helps you reflect on any changes you’ve made towards the five steps.
Don’t worry if you don’t manage to do something for all five every day. Celebrate what you achieve and the difference it makes. Your diary could help you work out what you find most helpful and what you’d like to do more often.
Download the wellbeing diary.