Help a Friend

Only 20% of people experiencing domestic abuse report it to police, but most do tell someone close to them.

Equation is funded to deliver our Help A Friend campaign throughout March every year. Help A Friend is a bold initiative that promotes how people can help support friends who they fear may be suffering from domestic abuse. Using attention grabbing social media content, billboards and promotional giveaway events, the campaign highlights signs that someone could be experiencing domestic abuse, and how friends can signpost towards expert support. For each year the campaign has been active, the local domestic abuse helpline for women (run by Juno Women’s Aid) has reported an increased volume of calls from women wishing to discuss abusive relationships with the service. 

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Learn to spot the signs of domestic abuse and how you can support a friend 

Warning Signs

  

Learn to recognise the signs of domestic abuse

Worried about Someone Else?

Is it Abuse?

Learn more about Domestic Abuse

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Do you work, live or play somewhere people may see our Help A Friend posters? Why not order some for free? (Available in March only)  

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With your help we could do even more with our campaigns such as running them more times a year, reaching more people, and refreshing content to keep it current. 

Know where to get support

Help for Women

If you are a woman experiencing domestic abuse and need help, find out more

Help for Men

If you are a man experiencing domestic abuse and need help, find out more

 

Help for Children

If you are a child or young person experiencing domestic abuse, find out more

Learn more about Help A Friend

Equation Launches Biggest #HelpAFriend Campaign Yet

Equation Launches Biggest #HelpAFriend Campaign Yet

Throughout March, Equation is running its biggest #HelpAFriend campaign across Nottingham city and county yet! The campaign has run each year since 2016 and gives ordinary people the tools to recognise if someone close to them is experiencing abuse, and help them...

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Coronavirus and Domestic Abuse: How to #HelpAFriend

Coronavirus and Domestic Abuse: How to #HelpAFriend

It can be very difficult for someone who is experiencing domestic abuse to reach out to an expert support service or to the Police. The restrictions in place due to COVID-19 make this even harder. Survivors of abuse are more isolated than ever, and accessing support...

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How to Spot the Signs of a Friend in Trouble

How to Spot the Signs of a Friend in Trouble

Good friends are everything. But sometimes our closest friends can be suffering in silence. If you spot any of these warning signs, your friend may be experiencing domestic abuse in their relationship. #HelpAFriend. Learn the signs. Control Does your friend’s partner...

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Support Not Silence

 

Learn about our campaign to reach more men experiencing domestic abuse. 

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Equation’s award-winning Reel Equality Film Club shows great movies that tell women-centred stories and challenge gender stereotypes. Join our campaign for better representation of women on screen. 

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