Category Archives: National News

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 […]