The annual British Retail Crime Survey has revealed a worrying rise in the numbers of those working in retail who have been the victim of a crime. Thirteen shop staff are now injured every day due to violent crime, double that of last year.
The emotional impact caused by these crimes can understandably take its toll and have a damaging impact on individuals and their families. Whether you’ve been a victim yourself or witnessed a distressing event, you might find it helpful to talk to somebody.
GroceryAid offers free support to everyone who works within the grocery industry and one service available through our Helpline is Traumatic Incident Support. Other events that can leave their mark include witnessing a serious car accident or somebody being taken ill. Less obvious ones but with equal impact are bereavement, the breakdown of a relationship or being made redundant.
If you're in need of support following a traumatic incident contact our free, confidential Helpline which provides expert counselling and an extensive online knowledge base. The Helpline is open 24/7, 365 days a year on freephone 08088 021 122 and can also be found online where there is the option to Live Chat with an adviser.
The Association of Conveience Stores (ACS) has produced some useful guidance on handling crimes - to view click here or watch the below video.