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Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 From 1-7 February, 2021, Children’s Mental Health Week will be exploring the theme Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you […]

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January 2021 update

Message to supporters from  Lyn Gooding First Light CEO Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021. I have to be honest the year has not had the best of starts for so many reasons. Tighter restrictions on mixing over Christmas and New Year followed by a third national lockdown brought with it a 50% + increase […]

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Christmas opening hours

Please note our Christmas opening hours for 2020: Thursday 24th December 2020 – Christmas Eve 09:00 – 14:00 Friday 25th December 2020 – Christmas Day CLOSED Saturday 26th December 2020 – Boxing Day CLOSED Sunday 27th December 2020 CLOSED Monday 28th December 2020 – Bank Holiday CLOSED Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:00 – 14:00 Wednesday […]

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Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Car trial starts in Cornwall

Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Car trial starts in Cornwall Devon & Cornwall Police have partnered with First Light and have begun trialling a new approach to enhance support for the most high-risk domestic abuse victims across Cornwall The dedicated unmarked vehicle will see an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) and a plain clothes police officer deployed […]

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We are hiring!!!

We are recruiting for our Helpline Response Team! Visit firstlight.org.uk/job-vacancies for more information and to apply

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Guide for professionals

Social Care Institute for Excellence have developed a quick guide with Respect and SafeLives to provide practical ideas for social care professionals about the impact on domestic violence and abuse as lockdown eases. Click here to read. For information for professionals here.

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Live Web Chat

We have launched a Live Web Chat Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00   This is available on saferfutures.org.uk and firstlight.org.uk.   Huge thanks to Cornwall Community Foundation who have kindly funded this project meaning we can potentially reach more people who are in need of advice and support. 

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Safe Spaces

A SAFE SPACE FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. UK SAYS NO MORE has teamed up with Boots UK to launch Safe Spaces in their pharmacies across the UK. People affected by domestic abuse will be able to access the consultation rooms in Boots UK pharmacies, where they will be able to […]

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Safety tip videos

Safer Cornwall have produced a series of videos giving practical advice to those experiencing domestic abuse during Covid-19… Tip 1: Accessing domestic abuse and sexual violence support. Tip 2: Preparation increases safety. Tip 3: Get up & go bag. Tip 4: Advice if abuse escalates. Tip 5: Keeping a journal.

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Safety planning guide

Staying safe during COVID-19 A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse Safe Lives have produced a guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse for staying safe during Covid-19. ”Our message to victims and survivors of domestic abuse…We know that if you are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse you will know […]

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