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Join the Qwell team as we chat all things mental wellbeing.

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    Sexual violence pt 1: common fears and worries

    Sexual violence pt 1: common fears and worries

    In this podcast, Gemma is joined by Lindsey from Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH). They discuss important questions, like:




    How should I feel if I’ve been affected by sexual abuse and violence? 


    Do I have to report it? And what happens if I do? 


    What are some of the myths around sexual violence? 


    When will I feel okay again? 


    How can I tell my partner or loved ones? 



    This podcast includes themes of sexual violence, and reporting a crime. If you find it difficult to listen to, please remember you can stop at any time.



    RASASH is part of the Rape Crisis Service Network UK; it is an independent charity providing free, confidential, and specialist support to people affected by sexual violence in the Scottish Highlands. The service is open to all survivors – irrespective of their gender, when it happened, or what happened. 



    If you’re in the Scottish Highlands and have been affected by sexual abuse or violence, or you’d like more information about the service, visit the ⁠Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland website⁠.



    If you are in a different part of Scotland, you can visit ⁠Rape Crisis Scotland⁠.



    If you’re located in England or Wales, you can visit ⁠Rape Crisis⁠.

    • 29 min
    Sexual violence pt 2: the importance of self-care

    Sexual violence pt 2: the importance of self-care

    In this podcast, Gemma is joined by Lindsey from Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH). They discuss important topics like: 




    The difficulties of self-care when you’ve been affected by sexual abuse or violence


    Grounding techniques, making connections, and routines to help you cope


    Finding specialist support 





    This podcast includes themes of sexual violence, finding support, and emotions. If you find it difficult to listen to, please remember you can stop at any time.



    RASASH is part of the Rape Crisis Service Network UK; it is an independent charity providing free, confidential, and specialist support to people affected by sexual violence in the Scottish Highlands. The service is open to all survivors – irrespective of their gender, when it happened, or what happened. 



    If you’re in the Scottish Highlands and have been affected by sexual abuse or violence, or you’d like more information about the service, visit the Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland website.



    If you are in a different part of Scotland, you can visit Rape Crisis Scotland.



    If you’re located in England or Wales, you can visit Rape Crisis.

    • 21 min
    Sexual violence podcast 3: living in rural communities

    Sexual violence podcast 3: living in rural communities

    In this podcast, Gemma is joined by Lindsey from Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH). They discuss how it may feel especially difficult to report sexual violence when you’re living in a rural community, where there are fewer people and everyone seems to know each other. 



    This podcast includes themes of sexual violence, finding support, and life in rural communities. If you find it difficult to listen to this podcast, please remember you can stop at any time.  



    RASASH is part of the Rape Crisis Service Network UK; it is an independent charity providing free, confidential, and specialist support to people affected by sexual violence in the Scottish Highlands. The service is open to all survivors – irrespective of their gender, when it happened, or what happened. 



    If you’re in the Scottish Highlands and have been affected by sexual abuse or violence, or you’d like more information about the service, visit the Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland website.



    If you are in a different part of Scotland, you can visit Rape Crisis Scotland. 



    If you’re located in England or Wales, you can visit Rape Crisis.

    • 14 min
    Supporting a child through grief and loss: part 2

    Supporting a child through grief and loss: part 2

    It's difficult to know what to say to your child after someone they know dies. In this podcast, we speak with Iona, a specialist grief counsellor, about how to answer your child's questions about death.



    For more mental health support, articles, and anonymous chats with mental health professionals visit www.qwell.io.

    • 21 min
    Supporting a child through grief and loss: part 1

    Supporting a child through grief and loss: part 1

    Supporting a child through grief and loss can be really challenging and confusing. In this podcast, we speak with Iona, a specialist grief counsellor, about how to have those initial conversations with children about death, funerals, and grief. 

    While Iona talks about the death of extended family members and how it can affect young children, her advice is relevant to children of all ages and different situations where death has impacted a child. 

    For more mental health support, articles, and anonymous chats with mental health professionals visit www.qwell.io.

    • 18 min
    Try the tense and release activity to ease anxiety

    Try the tense and release activity to ease anxiety

    Do you ever feel like there’s something you need to let go of? Maybe it’s a particular thought, worry, or frustration. If you feel you need a quick sense of release, you can help train your body to relax with this short tense and release exercise.

    • 3 min

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