News News Knife crime support and help lines Use these helplines to access support and find more information around youth and knife crime. YMCA SPACE2... 0191 2602923 ymcanewcastle.com/space2 SPACE2... is YMCA Newcastle's city centre youth project and offers free support and advice to all young people around any issues they may be facing and provide referrals to specialist organisations for further support. Knife Crimes.Org knifecrimes.org Home Office approved site offering information, advice, support and safety resources. Support After Murder and Manslaughter Helpline: 0845 872 3440 samm.org.uk SAMM offers understanding, support and a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on and by being a safety net in times of severe emotional crisis. CRIMESTOPPERS If you information about a crime call anonymously on 0800 555 111 or fill in an online form crimestoppers-uk.org Victim Support Victim Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111 victimsupport.org.uk The national charity which helps people affected by crime. They provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime. Your Choice Your Future ycyf.co.uk Your Choice Your Future isn’t about telling people what to do. It’s not about telling people what is right or wrong. It’s about talking with people to look at the consequences of the choices they make and then providing information to help them make their choice about their future. ChildLine Helpline: 0800 11 11 childline.org.uk Gun and knife crime ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chatwith us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine. The Ben Kinsella Trust benkinsella.org.uk The Trust exists to promote knife-crime awareness – many people believe that knife crime is not their problem and will never affect them. Sadly this is being proven wrong more and more and we want to ensure that everyone knows the threat this problem poses to our lives. To educate children of all ages of the consequences of knife crime and what it can do to a family – by ensuring children as young as primary school age know the difference between right and wrong and will never consider picking up a weapon, be it through peer pressure, fear or simply believing it is cool, we aim to send the message to kids today that carrying a knife is not acceptable. Above all, Ben’s family urge anyone who carries a knife or weapon to lay it down and think about the pain and suffering they may cause.