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Who we are

Bold, Equal and Empowered (BEE) is a youth activism volunteer group at Shetland Rape Crisis.

If you would like to find out more about what we do on a regular basis and how you can join us, click here.

We made a resource to provide ideas of things to do during lockdown and information about how to get support if you need it.

You can download the whole resource by clicking the document BEE Resource for Young People here or you can read the resource by navigating through the BEE section in the drop-down menu on.

Find out about Self-Care, Consent and Support.

You are not alone

If you need to get in touch with Shetland Rape Crisis you can:

  • phone 01595 747174 (open Monday - Thursday, 9am - 1:30pm)
  • email
  • follow @ShetlandRapeCrisis on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

You may be staying at home, but you are not alone

We know that this is a difficult time for folk, particularly for survivors of sexual violence, including young survivors.

However far we've come, rape and sexual violence are still issues that many people find hard to talk about.

Sexual violence is prevalent in communities right across Shetland but most of it takes place behind closed doors, so sometimes people assume it's not happening.

Most people who experience sexual violence are assaulted by someone known to them, often within their own family or by

their own partner/spouse. This means that some people in Shetland, including children and young people, are currently stuck at home with their perpetrators for a prolonged and indefinite time. This is - for many people - a truly terrible and potentially dangerous time.

Even for survivors whose immediate home situation is safe, not being able to use ordinary coping mechanisms, comforts and/or distractions such as spending time with friends and family, working alongside others or the gym means that people are struggling with their mental health.

We wanted to make this resource for you, so you know that we're thinking of you; so you know where and how you can help if you need it; and to share some ideas on how to look after your own health and well-being during lockdown.

Related downloads

Resources for Young People during a PandemicResources for Young People during a Pandemic Click here to download our resource pack for young people during a pandemic.

Self-Care BingoSelf-Care Bingo

Young Volunteer Recruitment Pack If you would like to join our BEE activism group and are age 13 - 25 you can download this recruitment pack and follow the instructions on it.

Speak to us

We want to hear from you. Phone us on 01595 747174 or email us.

How we can help you