We'd be nothing without our dedicated team of volunteers, who work every day to make sure Stay Brave UK can continue to support survivors. With that in mind, we thought you'd like to meet the team! This time we hear from Keith Nunn, who looks after all of our data: So Keith, what do you do at Stay Brave UK? You could call me an all round data geek! My role at Stay Brave UK is focused around looking after all of the data that we as an organisation accumulate over time - ensuri
I had just started at a university in the next city over and I had a girlfriend back home. She hadn’t had a good life so far, her parents didn’t pay much attention and her ex had died in a car accident a year or so before. She was nice – I liked her. An alarm bell should have sounded when she would occasionally start calling me Dan. She had her demons, but I was young and this was my first girlfriend, I honestly didn’t think I’d ever find someone to pay attention to me. I was
Stay Brave UK is on a mission, and I’d like you to join us on this journey. I joined the Trustee Board of Stay Brave UK because I understand the need for campaigning organisations which seek to prevent, combat and eliminate domestic, sexual and intimate abuse. Stay Brave UK is unique. We’re an organisation which campaigns to ensure that nobody, regardless of gender, is denied access to support. But we also recognise the global pandemic of injustice which is gender inequality.
Permit me to be frank with you. I had just had my eighteenth birthday. It was my second time in a small town nightclub. That same night my drink was spiked, I was raped and I was later found by my friends lying unconscious and face down in a supermarket car park. This is not the reason that I will walk with Stay Brave UK on the 1st of October. In the months and years that followed, I can only describe it to be like feeling that the person I was had died. Your mind becomes a p
Asking for help is never easy. It may seem easy to someone from the outside. But when you’re sitting there with a laptop open, helpline number entered into a phone, it takes an amazing amount of courage to press the dial button. First few times you press it fear may get the better and you’ll hang up soon as you hear a ring. More often than not the laptop gets closed, the phone gets put down, and help is not asked for. These brave people will then endure for another few months