Keyham Support

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the incident in Keyham last night. If you need support today, there are several community safe spaces including Ford Primary School, St Thomas Church (Royal Navy Avenue), St Marks Church (Cambridge Road), Sunflower Women’s Centre and Plymouth Methodist Central Hall (Admiralty Street).

Counselling & support services are available in person at the Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre or at these phone lines:

• Victim Support: 0808168911

• Samaritans: 116123

• First Response Service: 08081968708

• Livewell Southwest: 0800 923 9323

• Sunflower Women’s Centre: 01752 977614

• The Zone (for young people aged 13-25): 01752 206626

• Text support: text SHOUT to 85258

• Bereavement Counselling Service: 01752 349769 (leave a message and all calls will be returned

• Torpoint Counselling (Emma Thornton): 07961017194 

• Childline – 0800 1111

• NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000

• Together for Childhood – 01752 422 577

• Keyham Green Places – 01752 260323

Please get in touch if you would like us to share your own offers of support or if there’s anything else we can do to help your efforts. You can also reclaim any associated costs through £250 a POP: https://www.plymouthoctopus.org/funding/250-a-pop/

From Together for Childhood Plymouth:

Together for Childhood’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of everyone affected by this week’s tragic events in Plymouth.

Childline is always here for any young person – no matter their worry or concern. And our helpline is also here to offer advice to adults.

Online, there is advice on processing death and anxiety through www.childline.org.uk as well as further support for parents via www.nspcc.org.uk.

Our Together for Childhood Team remain available should anyone wish to talk to a practitioner if you are feeling upset, afraid or anxious.

My Support Space is an online resource designed by Victim Support with a selection of resources and suggestions for those who are supporting someone affected by harm https://www.mysupportspace.org.uk/moj

From Suited to Help:

Suited to Help will offer any support we can for immediate family members and those close to those who have sadly lost their lives in such awful circumstances. You can call us to discuss this further at 07752 719185.

From Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity:

As with many other Faith communities in the city, we would like to be there should individuals wish to remember loved ones with prayer and reflection. We can make it time appropriate to the interested parties. Contact Arezoo at Arezoo.Farahzad@denhams.tv.

From Art, Craft & Laughter:

We want everyone to know that we’re here for them. Whatever it might be. A place to talk or a place to feel safe. Give us a call on 07880 327022.

From Jeremiah’s Journeys:

This week we will be focusing on supporting children and families in Keyham in the aftermath of the tragic events of last week.  To do this we will be opening our helpline from Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm to talk to anyone who would like to talk about how to care for themselves and their children after a traumatic event or bereavement. We can be contacted on 01752 424348 or via email at info@jeremiahsjourney.org.uk.   Two of our Clinical team will also be in the Keyham, at Ford Primary School every morning to offer support and information to any families who would like someone to talk to.  We’ll be at Ford Primary School if you want to come along and speak with us. A few ideas for supporting yourself and children and young people can be found on our website: https://jeremiahsjourney.org.uk/ideas-to-support-your-child-following-recent-events/

From Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council:

PDREC are happy to be contacted by any one from Black, Asian, and Ethnically Diverse communities who has been impacted by last night’s tragic incident and feels that they need any support. If we are not the right organisation, we will refer people on to the relevant organisation. Contact Julie on 07552784245.

From Exim Dance Company CIC:

Exim Dance have today sent out an email to our database of young people’s parents/guardians to say we can provide additional 121 & group counselling sessions led by external professionals at our premises, Oxford House Creative Hub and our team members are on hand to provide wellbeing sessions/social hours wherever required. 

From Cognivity CIC:

If anyone affected would like to join our Arts As Theraphy (Creative Wellbeing Programme), it’s a weekly group which offers the arts & creative forms as a support to help those managing mental health concerns. Additionally, Eileen (Specialist MH Facilitator /Coach) is happy to work with individuals to support trauma/recovery/MH aspects.

To find out more, contact Eileen on 07742312828 or eileen@cognivity.com.

From Keyham Green Places:

A leaflet with details of what we are offering is enclosed and our website link is below.

Keyham Green Places offers counselling, a place to chat and a garden to relax in 163 Renown St, PL22DT 01725 569340. https://www.cropskgp.org.uk/

We have been and continue to offer supporting services to those living in Keyham and have been here since 2002.

Of particular note is our foodbank that has been in operation since the start of the pandemic and now serves over 150 people a month most of those in the PL2 area but also anyone that has asked in Plymouth were we have been able to deliver to them.

We have a trained counsellor on Mondays from 10am to 3pm ready to listen to anyone affected by the recent tragic incident in our community.  They can sit in our gardens in a quiet spot or talk to someone that will listen.

We have talked to BBC radio Devon who are promoting those helping here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p086t1zp

Contact them to add anything missing.

If you are in a position to help and have something that you’d like us to share, get in touch:

Email: radio.devon@bbc.co.uk and put “Make a Difference” into the subject title.

Phone: 01752 260323

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