Surviving Christmas - look after your personal safety

Publish Date: 22/12/2011

Improving your overall sense of wellbeing doesn’t just come down to eating healthily and doing a bit of exercise, it’s much more than that – but where do you even start?

The last entry in our 'Surviving Christmas' series is about making sure you're safe when out and about partying tonight, or any night.

Take a look at our tips for personal safety, these are not just for the party season but for all year round:

  • Always always think about your safety when you go out!
  • Leave venues with friends, if not possible, let them know where you are going and when you will be back
  • Walk away from trouble if you can, if not report it
  • Don’t be tempted to take shortcuts down unlit streets etc
  • Have your keys in your hand when you reach your home or your car
  • Keep money for bus fares or taxis
  • Carry a personal alarm and know how to use
  • Make sure your phone is registered with your network operator and you have a copy of your IMEI number at home.
  • If alone set your phone to vibrate so it doesn’t attract attention
  • Don’t take all your bank and credit cards out with you on a night out. Its temptation waiting to happen, drawing all that money out may seem like a good idea at the time, however when you check that balance next day maybe not!
  • If you're out in Manchester's Gay Village and you need assistance, look out for The LGF's Village Angels

We're here if you need us.

For full details of our opening times over the festive season click here.

Click on the links below to read other articles in our Surviving Christmas guide:

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