Why I created the Safe Space Movement

Dan pictureOn the 15th July 2020, my Mum phoned me distressed and crying. I knew something terrible had happened. My 24-year-old nephew “Calvin” was found dead, hanging in his home. Calvin was a handsome, intelligent, empathetic, strong young man. He had a fantastic job, nice car, always out having fun. Everyone looked up to Calvin. He was the brother and friend everyone would go to for advice on their life problems. He was the person always there to help.

The following day his family and friends organised a massive meet up to celebrate his life. He was into his cars and quad bikes and was a much-loved popular figure within the car and quad bike “meet up” community. The sheer amount of people who turned up to mourn and celebrate his life was overwhelming. In his short time living his life he had inspired, was loved, and looked up to by so many people. Not a single person out of the 100’s and 100’s gathered could work out how such an amazing, strong young man could have taken his life. The pressures of bills, depression, life amidst Covid 19 had become too much for this beautiful young man, and he just didn’t reach out to anyone. The irony that so many people had turned up to show their respects, who loved and admired him. Every one of them would have been there to help.  

At the same time, I had found myself and my business that I had dedicated my life to for 30 years come under attack online by a hate group and website. Spreading lies and misinformation, it hurt seeing complete fabrications written about myself, my partner, and our organisation. As we started to investigate, we realised a number of people in our industry had come under attack by the same group. Some of them had found themselves in a vulnerable place, depressed, and suicidal. We had to help.

Cyber bullies can literally get away with murder. Hiding behind IP addresses, and fake accounts, almost impossible to track down. Waiting in the wings to attack and hurt people. Eventually the cyber bullies slipped up. We had built up evidence of 100’s and 100’s of pages of bullying, lies and hate to present to the police, and the culprits’ bosses at work. We had helped several people to grow in confidence and stand up to the cyber bullies who had been playing with their mental health for far too long.

No matter how hard things are someone is always there to listen. Just reach out.

Big Love,

Daniel Light
(Billy Daniel Bunter)

Safe Space Movement Founder and Trustee

Dan’s Mission Statement

Our life mission is to create a safe space for people in need to reach out to. To create awareness that no one needs to feel alone and that there is always someone there to help. We are a Safe Space and resource for all issues of abuse, bullying, cyber-bullying, drug & alcohol addiction, harassment, homelessness, libel, legal, mental health, PTSD, slander, diet, suicide, bereavement, civilian and veteran issues.

We have a loving and kind team of experienced people, here to help, advise, and guide you through your toughest times. We are passionate and dedicated to letting you know we are here to help, and that you are never alone.

Dan picture

Why I created the Safe Space Movement

On the 15th July 2020, my Mum phoned me distressed and crying. I knew something terrible had happened. My 24-year-old nephew “Calvin” was found dead, hanging in his home. Calvin was a handsome, intelligent, empathetic, strong young man. He had a fantastic job, nice car, always out having fun. Everyone looked up to Calvin. He was the brother and friend everyone would go to for advice on their life problems. He was the person always there to help.

The following day his family and friends organised a massive meet up to celebrate his life. He was into his cars and quad bikes and was a much-loved popular figure within the car and quad bike “meet up” community. The sheer amount of people who turned up to mourn and celebrate his life was overwhelming. In his short time living his life he had inspired, was loved, and looked up to by so many people. Not a single person out of the 100’s and 100’s gathered could work out how such an amazing, strong young man could have taken his life. The pressures of bills, depression, life amidst Covid 19 had become too much for this beautiful young man, and he just didn’t reach out to anyone. The irony that so many people had turned up to show their respects, who loved and admired him. Every one of them would have been there to help.  

At the same time, I had found myself and my business that I had dedicated my life to for 30 years come under attack online by a hate group and website. Spreading lies and misinformation, it hurt seeing complete fabrications written about myself, my partner, and our organisation. As we started to investigate, we realised a number of people in our industry had come under attack by the same group. Some of them had found themselves in a vulnerable place, depressed, and suicidal. We had to help.

Cyber bullies can literally get away with murder. Hiding behind IP addresses, and fake accounts, almost impossible to track down. Waiting in the wings to attack and hurt people. Eventually the cyber bullies slipped up. We had built up evidence of 100’s and 100’s of pages of bullying, lies and hate to present to the police, and the culprits’ bosses at work. We had helped several people to grow in confidence and stand up to the cyber bullies who had been playing with their mental health for far too long.

No matter how hard things are someone is always there to listen. Just reach out.

Big Love,

Daniel Light
(Billy Daniel Bunter)

Safe Space Movement Founder and Trustee

Dan’s Mission Statement

Our life mission is to create a safe space for people in need to reach out to. To create awareness that no one needs to feel alone and that there is always someone there to help. We are a Safe Space and resource for all issues of abuse, bullying, cyber-bullying, drug & alcohol addiction, harassment, homelessness, libel, legal, mental health, PTSD, slander, diet, suicide, bereavement, civilian and veteran issues.

We have a loving and kind team of experienced people, here to help, advise, and guide you through your toughest times. We are passionate and dedicated to letting you know we are here to help, and that you are never alone.

If you are interested in joining us a volunteer click here.

If you are interested in joining us a volunteer click here.