Published September 30, 2016 at 13:12
Nest Lancashire, the support service for young victims of crime, bullying and harassment in Lancashire has launched its website on Friday 30 September. The website, which can be found at www.nestlancashire.org offers information and guidance to young people aged 10 to 18 who have been left hurt or upset following a crime or incident. Being the victim of a crime, or witnessing a crime taking place, can be a truly frightening experience. Nest Lancashire has created this resource as a way to offer help and support when you need it and when you’re ready for it.
What Nest Lancashire Do
Nest Lancashire has been set up to support young people aged 10 to 18 who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment. You can talk to us in confidence and all of our services are free of charge. Their aim is to help you recover from whatever it is you have experienced and their trained, friendly staff will be able to help you move forward and feel safe again.
Experiencing or witnessing a crime can be really frightening. Being hassled, bullied or threatened is not ok. It is normal to feel upset, angry, frightened or scared following the experience. You may feel fine one moment and overwhelmed the next. Everyone deals with things differently and whatever you are feeling, Nest are here to support you.
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t told anybody or if the incident happened a long time ago. Even if you are unsure of whether what has happened to you is classed as a crime, they are here to help. There is no incident too small or too big for them to be able to support you.
What support is available?
Nest can support you in a way that suits you best. You can talk to them over the phone, in person, email them or send them a text. They will talk to you to get to know you and decide the best way forward together.
What Nest can offer you:
- One-to-one support
- Group sessions with other young people
- Access to sport and other social activities
- Help to build your confidence
- Help to ensure you feel safe and secure again
- Support in reporting the crime if you would like to do so
- Information about your rights as a victim of crime
- Support you throughout the process if your case goes to court
Get in touch
If you are unsure about what to do or if you simply need someone to talk to, Nest are here to help and you can talk to them in confidence. Please contact us.