1. Activist Support

Defendants Meetings

If you have been arrested a part of a mass arrest at a protest, meeting others in the same position can be very helpful both practically and emotionally. If we have your contact details (contact us to make sure!), we will email you and let you know of any planned defendants meetings.

Action Debriefs

If you have been involved in an action as a legal observer, we run action debriefs, either separately, or as part of our regular meetings. Contact us to find out when we are debriefing for your action.

Well Grounded Support Space

Drop-in support space for activists and others struggling against oppression

First Sunday of every month, 2pm – 6pm
Toynbee Hall Wellbeing Centre, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

Drop in for…

  • Confidential, non-judgemental listening and support
  • Signposting to other sources of support
  • A cup of tea and a chat
  • Sharing ideas on how we could change our groups’ dynamics to make them sustainable
  • Requests for support on upcoming actions

Whether you’re new to social change and its emotional see-saws, or you’ve been at it for years, and whether you’re stressing/freaking/burning out, or just want to check in, you’ll be very welcome.

Who are Well Grounded?
Well Grounded is a group of activists who are passionate about sustaining activism from the inside out. As well as the drop in, they also offer roaming support at actions, workshops on sustaining activism, and post action debriefs.


Activist Trauma Support

Have a website with resources about mental health from an activist perspective.

Need Urgent Help?

You can talk to the Samaritans about anything 24 hours a day:
08457 90 90 90.

If you feel in immediate danger of hurting yourself or other people, call 999 or go to your nearest A&E department.