Help & advice: Sharing a story with the press
It’s normal to feel a bit anxious about sharing your story. It’s not something that you do every day, and we appreciate it can make you nervous.
That’s why we are here to help you.
If you are worried about something then get in touch and we will assist you.
A few tips…
Make your social media pages private
We will do our best to protect you and your story. But you can help us by making your social media profiles private for a short time while your story is published. This will limit unwanted contact.
Here are some links to show you how to do this –
Why do this?
We can help you handle anyone who gets in touch with you before or after your story is published. But in very rare instances, you might get some unwanted attention online. The best way to stop this, is just make your profile private for a few days.
In internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the internet for fun. Their comments can be upsetting. But rest assured, these trolls write negative comments on the most positive stories, just for ‘fun’. They are best ignored. If you are feeling down, don’t read the comments under stories online.
Ask for help
We are here to help you. If you need some help and advice then give us a ring on 0117 9066 500 or email [email protected]
If you want to complain, then you can call and ask to speak to a news editor or you can email [email protected]
If you need more help
You can get Childline on 0800 1111 – www.childline.org.uk/
Rape Crisis is a National organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. You can contact them on 0808 802 9999.
Victim support can be reached on 0808 168 9111