Racism support

You are not alone!

It can be very hard to explain how you feel to a person that has not experienced racism, whether directly or indirectly.

Online communities can be a way to find like-minded people with similar experiences and shared interests that you can talk to, have a safe space to be heard and remember that you are not alone.

Other places to find help and support


SARI provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or sex. We also work to build greater understanding and respect for diversity and difference within our community.

SARI – Stand Against Racism & Inequality (saricharity.org.uk)

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.

Racism in the UK – Stop Hate UK

Vetlife Helpline support service

Vetlife is here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call the 0303 040 2551

For more information, visit Vetlife website

BVA & BVNA – Free legal support services for members

Free legal helpline – for professional and personal issues BVA / BVNA members can access a free legal helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days, a year to speak to a team of specialist legal advisors about any professional or personal subject.

If you are member please  log in to view the helpline number.

All calls require your BVA / BNVA membership number. They can guide you in the right direction by giving professional and completely confidential advice on issues including discrimination.

If you’re experiencing racism, reporting it is perfectly reasonable and the right thing to do because racial discrimination is illegal.