Individual Support To Start Again
Talk To Someone Who Understands And Won't Judge
Exit Hate is a charity made of former ERW (Extreme Right-Wing) political activists who know what it’s like to feel disillusioned and seek solace in extremist politics. Having started to have doubts, eventually, we walked away from extremism and today we have rebuilt our lives, away from hate and now focus on ourselves, our families and the communities we live in.
NOT the Police, we NEVER judge.
If you're thinking about changing the way you live your life, then please get in touch, we are NOT the Police and we NEVER judge, and we believe, if you want to, It is possible to leave extremism, but you have to want to do this and decide - enough is enough and walk away.
Honestly, it's not easy, but we’re here to help you every step of the way and while others may walk away, we won't.
With you every step of the way, Exit is here for as long as you need us. All you have to do, is get in touch.
How We Work
At Exit, we treat everyone as an individual. We listen, find out what is happening and provide support if we can. Engaging over the phone or meeting up online. Then once you connect with us, we will offer a course of mentoring sessions and aftercare support, so no one is alone, and everyone is valued.
STEP 1 - MAKE CONTACT - We know people take a big step when you contact us and may be worried about all kinds of things, including whether you can trust us or not. That's fine, we get it and to make things feel better we offer a number of ways to get in touch. If you are really worried (and that is fine) you can contact us using an anonymous email address, that's no problem or you can send us a message via Facebook or you can call us, whichever way you feel comfortable. All our contact points are listed at the bottom of this webpage, so please pick one you feel most at ease with and get in touch today.
STEP 2 - CONNECT - No matter where you live in the UK, you can talk to us. We offer free, non-judgmental support online, by email, text or via the phone. After you get in touch, we’ll reach out and have a confidential chat. This will help us get to know each other, find out what you need help with and see if we are right for you, then if it works, we can work together to make a plan and support you however we can.
STEP 3 - MOVE FORWARD - Once we’ve connected and we have a clearer picture of your needs, we will then see how we can help. We’ll create a long-term plan offering you support, both emotionally and practically.
This can include - 121 mentoring support, help to get your extreme right-wing tattoos covered or assist you to rebuild relationships with family and friends, who may have created some distance, because of your views. After you have received our mentoring support, you can also sign up to our KIT Programme, which stands for Keep In Touch. Here we leave the door open for you and touch base 3 times a year - April, August and December. Supported by us, you don't have to do this, but if you want to, we will catch up with you 3 times a year.
So do you fancy a chat or need some advice? Don't worry, you aren't on your own and we will be around for as long as you need us. Just get in touch and let's start your journey.
PEOPLE CAN CHANGE AND HERES HOW.................
Showcasing how people get support, we have created a number of videos that outline people's stories and show people can change and all they need is a little bit of help. The stories are based on the words of people we have helped leave the far right. Names have been changed and to protect the identity of those who we’ve worked with, we have used actors to play the characters we have supported.
Without much going on in Nathan’s life, Nathan found comfort in online gaming. Before he knew it, he was spending all his time in his bedroom, playing games and messaging people in chatrooms.
Getting more involved with extremism, he became shocked after seeing people advocate violence.
Worried he reached out to Exit Hate UK.
Find out more, watch Nathan's video to see how people can change.
At first, Joe liked being involved in extremism, he felt like he was part of a rebellion, but Joe’s life was quickly dominated by fear and violence and Joe became really worried when a good friend went to prison for terrorism.
Reaching out to Exit Hate UK, Joe was suspicious, but following support, Joe eventually walked away and today he has a home, a fulfilling job, a wife and a young child and this could be you........................................
Ryan had been thinking about leaving the far right for a while. The extremists he'd linked up with had cut him off from his family and friends, with people even crossing the street to avoid him. Looking for a way out, Ryan got in touch with Exit Hate UK and here is his story......................
Your Questions Answered
We often get asked the same questions about who we are and how we work so here are some quick answers to get you started. If you want to know more, send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can, Exit is a small charity, run by a dedicated team of part-time staff and volunteers, so our response times can vary, but we will get back to you.
Can we trust you? Quite simply, yes. Everyone involved in Exit is either a former activist, a family member who has had a loved one involved or someone who mentors people out of the extreme right-wing, so we get it.
Will you judge me? Never. We’re not here to debate your views or politics, only to help you make a fresh start if you want. We’ve spent years being judged ourselves, so the last thing we’re going to do is judge anyone else.
How can you help? Firstly, we’ll listen, so we understand where you are at and what’s worrying you. We know many people who join the cause are passionate about their country, and are neither violent or a Nazi. Many join for reasons such as social justice, but before you know it you’re drawn into a world of hatred and violence. To begin with, we’ll hear you out, find out your issues and offer some alternatives if needed. As we move on, we will look at different options and support you to walk away from extremism and start again if you want. It won't be easy, but it is possible, all you have to do is commit to getting support and we will help you.
Are you the police? No, we’re not, and we won’t report you to the Police for contacting us. Helping you is our main priority, but if you discuss planning anything violent, we have a duty of care to report this in order to safeguard yourself and society at large. Seeking to reduce extremism, we advocate education, compassion and understanding as the best ways to help people see things differently and walk away from extremism. Violence is never the answer.
Are you Antifa? No, we are against ALL extremism and violence, because extremism and violence achieve nothing. We are completely non-political and while we are against racism, hatred and division, we believe the best way to solve any concerns is to sit down, look at the problems in society and look for solutions together.
Will you help me if I'm still involved? Yes of course. We believe everyone is on a journey and we’re here to help, no matter what group you’re involved with or support. All we need you to do is want to walk away from extremism, commit to the support you are offered and be honest.
OK, I want to leave. What's the next step? The process is different for everyone, and while we don’t pretend leaving is easy, we will adapt to help you, as we want you to leave for good. To get things started, the best thing you can do is complete our support request form here -
This will help us see what's going on, what help you need and then we will reach out to you. A contact email is very important, as we may need to send you information, so if you don't want to use your personal email to start, please create a new one to talk to us, thats no problem.