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New Suffolk Domestic Abuse Helpline – Freephone 24/7 – 0800 977 5690

DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINE EXTENDED TO OFFER ROUND THE CLOCK SUPPORT IN SUFFOLK Suffolk County Council working with Anglia Care Trust has today <Friday 22 May> extended its Domestic Abuse Helpline to offer 24-hour support and is urging anyone experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse to make contact, when safe to do so. With lockdown measures […]

Domestic Violence: Child-parent abuse doubles in three years

(BBC News) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49207887 The number of reported crimes involving children attacking parents has doubled in the past three years, data suggests. Comparable data from 19 police forces in England, Wales and the Channel Islands saw annual incidents jump from 7,224 in 2015 to 14,133 in 2018. Tom Madders, from mental health charity Young Minds said “The […]

Domestic abuse victims more likely to suffer mental illness – study

(The Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/07/domestic-abuse-victims-more-likely-to-suffer-mental-illness-study Research found that women who have been abused by their partner are three times more likely to suffer mental ill health. They will often suffer from depression, anxiety of severe conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than other women, according to research. The researchers from Birmingham University say that opportunities to spot […]