Counselling for Social Change (CSC) is offering 50 minute drop in counselling sessions for those arrested or supporting those arrested during the BLM protests.
Sessions will be with qualified counsellors and people will have the option of having the session over phone or Zoom (we’re also happy to try and accommodate requests where possible for other online/virtual platforms). Initially, we are offering people the option to book up to three of these sessions.
CSC provides emotional support to people working to make a difference. Whether you’re an activist, campaigner, or relief worker we are here to provide a safe space to discuss any issues that may be impacting on your life and work.
We are an anti-racist, trans positive organisation. Although we can not promise to provide a Black or trans counsellor, we are aware of and want to actively challenge the barriers facing Black and trans people have accessing mental health services and that many in these communities have been failed by these services.
For people who’ve been arrested or those doing legal support, counselling, especially phone counselling, might seem risky. We are happy to talk to you about any concerns you have. However please bear the following in mind:
- Counselling is confidential and we won’t keep any notes about your sessions.
- You don’t have to give us your real name.
- Don’t name others involved in your group or who’ve been arrested/what they may or may not have done on a protest.
- If talking about activism, try and keep things general (especially where it might involve illegal activities). We don’t need specific details of actions, we’re here to deal with the emotional impact.
- Don’t give us any details of future actions, especially if they are not in the public domain.
Please do not pass this link on unless it’s to someone who’s been arrested or doing legal support as it’s a private link for this project.
Counselling over Zoom