I am a medical student from the UK. I enjoy school and would like to think I have a bright future ahead of me. I have found that I really enjoy working with children; it’s always inspiring to see how they bounce back from any sort of illness or even conflicts with other children. I think this has really encouraged me to consider paediatrics as a career opportunity; I want to help children live a full and meaningful life.
Unfortunately, I have found myself in a state of crisis; I have had difficulties with some of my roommates, but the behaviour has recently escalated and has become abusive. I have had a roommate go in and out of my room without my permission and move my personal belonging. She has made me feel guilty for being an individual who struggles with my mental health. She would verbally abuse me when there were small issues with the house. A recent event has finally pushed me to my limit; she invited a friend and they both locked me in my bedroom and recorded me without my consent and shared it with third parties. I have never felt so scared in my life; I could not leave and there was no way I could defend myself. No-one else was home so could not have de-escalated the situation. I find I am living in fear of her; I am terrified of her behaviour and do worry she could hurt me.
I have reached out to my University and the police; they have advised I move out of my current place of residence. This is something very bittersweet for myself. I am excited to get out and live somewhere safe and not have to constantly live in survival mode. On the other hand, I am sad, this was somewhere I considered home for four years. It hurts that I have to leave all of a sudden.
I have had to rehome my pet as well, as I worry about their safety. I miss them terribly and I feel even more emotional. I have attached a picture of my hamster I have had to rehome; his name is Panko. He was a very sweet boy and was always there when I needed a furry friend when I was stressed out. The only good thing I have is the knowledge that he is safe.
I am usually a self-sufficient person; I have tried my best to support myself; I make earrings and keychains in my free time and sell them. I have also tried to look for work, but it is difficult with my university schedule. I feel awful that I have to ask strangers for help.
I would appreciate any support I could get with my situation; I want to move out asap but need to raise the money needed to get somewhere safe.
I will need to put a deposit of £300 down for a new place
I will also need to pay rent when I move in; I am expected to pay 3 months rent up front which will be £2,100
Overall, I will need £2,400; I will need help with this, as being a student, I don’t have the money to cover these costs. I have recently paid £1680 on rent on the current house I live in and I won’t be able to get this back. I have a gofundme you can donate to, or you can help by sharing this or donating to my paypal. I will add donations from here to my gofundme and provide regular updates on my situation
I truly appreciate all the help I can get and if I find I have raised more than I need, I will donate it to a charity called Crisis.
Thank you for reading this.