To help with the cost of living crisis the government launched a website to detail the range of support for households. This is available from the link below:
Wiltshire Shout Service
This is a free text message mental health support service available to all Wiltshire residents. Wiltshire residents can text WILTS to 85258 to access free, confidential mental health support from a trained volunteer who will aim to get them to a safe and calm place. This will include coming up with a plan around how they are going to support themselves moving forward, and signposting to local support agencies where appropriate. They can help with anxiety and stress, depression or sadness, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, panic attacks, loneliness or isolation, abuse and bullying.
This service is available to Wiltshire residents of all ages, it is available 24/7 and won’t appear on the texter’s bill.
On April 23rd, the government will send out an alert to all devices in the UK to test their emergency alert system. It’s designed to keep people safe from things like extreme weather, but the alert might endanger women who are sharing a home with an abuser.
Many women affected by domestic abuse keep a secret second phone as part of their safety plan. But on the 23rd, the emergency alert system will send out a loud, siren-like noise to all phones and tablets. This means that abusers could easily discover a woman’s secret phone.
This video is being shared so that all women affected by domestic abuse know how to disable the emergency alerts on their second phones.