We’re half way through Domestic Violence Week (21-27 November).
Did you know that?
But then you probably don’t know how many people around you have at some point been affected by it. Domestic Abuse can involve coercive and controlling behavious as well as verbal, physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. That’s estimated to be 1 in 6 men, and 1 in 4 women.
If you’ve suffered or are concerned about the domestic abuse of someone you know, you should call the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline on 08 088 088 088 (Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm) and visit http://www.hertssunflower.org/
for tailored information, advice and support.
If there is immediate danger, always dial 999.
Both the website and helpline will also be able to direct victims to a number of specialist organisations, who are experienced in working with victims from a range of backgrounds, for help and advice. The helpline is free to call from landlines and will not show up on any telephone bill.
There are some short videos on YouTube, where victims from different backgrounds share their stories and encouraging others to come forward: www.youtube.com/hertspolice