We live in a world where stress is a normality, where aggression is usual and where anything that does not conform to the usual way of looking, behaving or acting as an individual so often marks a person out for adverse attention.
The amount of antagonism that has to be faced can be tragic and the amount of pressure there is to consume and conform to societies 'standards' can lead many to the edge of despair
There is help available for those in these situations
On the right there are links to websites for those who are victim's of abuse, sexual or physical, debt, hunger, addiction of any kind whatsoever or considering any kind of self harm whatsoever.
These links are also for others that are concerned about someone they know who is in the above situation and want to help them.
Places of Refuge
For those needing a place of refuge and safety, such as those experiencing abuse, coming through addiction or those experiencing a crisis, such as divorce, bereavement, etc, there are places of refuge available and two are listed below. Spaces are not always available as demand is often high but they will always try to help.
The Pilsdon Community in Kent
The Pilsdon Community in Dorset
If you are or anyone you know of is contemplating suicide then please see the following link. The help and support it offers is not only local or UK it also features World Wide help and support.
Addiction can be to many things including alcohol, gambling, food, the internet etc. We hope and pray that some of the sites listed below will help.
Domestic Abuse (physical, sexual, financial and Emotional)
The NHS also offers confidential help and guidance for many addictions
For the families of those affected by the a parents alcohol addiction
National Association for the Children of Alcoholics
Debt and hunger are problems in the UK, we pray that the websites below can provide help for those affected
For those in the UK facing debt problems, Christians Against Poverty helps any, irrespective of race, gender or religion
For those in East Sussex needing to save or take out loans with the help of a not-for-profit savings and loans co-operative
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. If you are in such a situation, please contact those in the website below.
The Farming Community is under great stress at the moment. There is help available for those facing problems of any kind here