If you know someone who has experienced or is experiencing discrimination or hate, you can help in the following ways: 
  • Listen. Taking the time to listen and talk about what has happened can help.  
  • Signpost options. Ask them if they’re okay to talk through some possible options for support or how they might make a submission for what has happened. Do not take on the role of a counsellor or therapist. 
  • Help them make a submission. If they want to, and you feel able to, you can help them submit the incident or incidents. 
  •  Look after your own wellbeing. Check in with yourself after the conversation and access the help or support you need. Life Span have produced a guide on practising self-care that may be useful. 
See other support options on the how to get support page
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