Labour MP for Tooting Rosena Allin-Khan has taken to Twitter after having racist abuse “hurled at her” last weekend. Allin-Khan, who is also an A&E doctor used Twitter to inform the culprit that their “views are harmful”. Allin-Khan is the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health. She became MP for Tooting in 2016.
A man “who got out of his car” to help during the incident was thanked by Allin-Khan, who said this showed the man that “bigoted views are not welcome” in Tooting. She also reminded the public to report hate crime if they witness or experience it.
How to report racist abuse
The tweet was quoted by Wandsworth Police, who used it to remind locals that racial abuse is “never acceptable” and that reports will always be taken seriously by the force. Tooting residents can report hate crime by calling 101, visiting their local police station or by informing the police online.
Do you need to find a counsellor in Wandsworth after experiencing prejudice?
If you have experienced prejudice including racist abuse and it has had an impact on your mental health, talk to a counsellor in Wandsworth today. Click Counsellor makes it much simpler for you to connect with a Wandsworth counsellor when you need to. Our service is designed for anyone who requires counselling after experiencing hate crime, addiction counselling, relationship counselling, bereavement counselling and more.
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Remote counselling in Wandsworth
Face-to-face counselling may be for you if you feel more comfortable opening up in the same room as your counsellor. However, some people can’t get to their counsellor’s office during normal daytime hours. If you can’t commute to see your counsellor, you can opt for phone or online counselling instead. Remote counselling may be ideal if you’d rather receive treatment in your familiar environment, if you don’t want to take time off work or college, or if you can’t easily reach your counsellor’s office.
Can I stop taking my medication once I receive Wandsworth counselling?
Some people wonder if they will be able to stop taking their medication once they start receiving counselling. You should never stop taking medication that you’re using for mental health reasons until you have approval from your doctor. Your GP will be able to help you come off medication safely and gradually if they feel the time is right for you to stop taking it. Some people speak to counsellors instead of starting with medication as they are concerned about side effects and addiction.
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