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
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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
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...
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...
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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