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BPS supports global campaign against violence in the home

19 June 2020

The British Psychological Society has joined psychological associations across the world to support a campaign to stop violence in the home, which has risen significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The campaign has produced an information sheet that gives four tips that psychologists and others can do to help tackle violence in the home, including offering support and resources, and seeing the person rather than the stereotype.

The document has been developed and supported by national, regional and international psychological associations from across the world.

David Murphy, President of the BPS, said:

“One positive thing to come out of the terrible Covid-19 crisis has been increased collaboration between psychologists around the world.

It’s been really fantastic to be one of the associations from more than 60 countries across the globe that have worked together to develop this leaflet about tackling the hidden trauma of violence in the home.”

The 'UK SAYS NO MORE' partnership has involved Morrisons, Boots, Superdrug and independent pharmacies providing access to consultation rooms where victims of domestic abuse can safely contact services for advice and support.

If you need support with these issues, some helpful phone numbers include:

  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline (England): 0808 2000 247
  • Domestic & Sexual Abuse (NI): 0808 802 1414
  • Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage (Scotland): 0800 027 1234
  • Live Fear Free 24-hour helpline (Wales): 0808 8010 800
  • Respect, Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
  • ManKind Initiative:  01823 334244

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