"The White Ribbon Event - Highbury Hospital"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as a staff member),

The Domestic Violence and Abuse Community of Interest from Nottinghamshire Healthcare hosted a White Ribbon Event in the reception of Highbury Hospital.

Here are a few comments from people that attended:

It's really important to have an awareness of the issues of domestic violence and rape, we are privileged to be here to support this day  Jackie - Nottingham Rape Crisis

It's great to see so much help and info on domestic abuse and be so involved and respected - S

We are glad to be able to provide our services to others and work towards a smile!  Farrah - Nottingham Rape Crisis

I am really pleased to see such an important topic being addressed - Sarah Fairbanks  clinical psychologist

The White Ribbon Campaign is essential in providing advice and info, a great service, it deserves much more recognition and funding - Kerry

What a great issue to be involved in, it's about time domestic violence was recognised, all the best!  counsellor Nottingham Rape Crisis

Thanks you everyone for your support today! 

Graham Fraser Notts healthcare public member governor for Nottingham City

For more information about the Exploring the links between Mental Health & Domestic Violence & Abuse contact Margaret Cheetham 0115 9249924 ex 63890

Margaret.cheetham@ nottshc.nhs.uk

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Response from Margaret Cheetham, Specialist Practitioner: Domestic Abuse, Local Services Safeguarding Team, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Domestic and sexual violence and abuse (DSVA) is an issue that affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. What is great in Nottingham City and County is that we have a range of specialist partner agencies who can offer help, support and guidance.

If your are experiencing DSVA or need advice for someone who is, please contact the free local 24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 800 0340. If you feel that you or your children are in immediate danger, please ring 999.

Visit www.ndvf.org.uk for more information on local and national services (Nottingham Domestic Violence Forum 0115 962 3237).

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