DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
CAHN Domestic and sexual violence support is a service for women and men who have experienced some sort of domestic abuse. There has been an increase of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, hence the pressing need to address the issue and raise awareness. CAHN is offering free and confidential culturally and religiously appropriate counselling sessions with qualified professionals from the Caribbean and African community. In addition, we are working with a range of partners to deliver practical support.
The UK Government defines domestic violence and abuse as:
« Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.”
“The Government definition includes so called “honour” based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage”. (Source: Gov.uk)
SAY NO TO DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Are you a woman or a man experiencing domestic or sexual violence?
Is home still your safe place?
Are you pulling the strings in your life?
Are you frightened of your partner?
Are you a rape victim? Did you give your CONSENT?
Are you a survivor and still need help?
Survivor: how is your mental health?
Do you know how to make a silent 999 call?
Want to talk to someone?
Do not suffer in silence
You deserve SUPPORT
NO Consent = NOT your fault
GET HELP NOW! 07710 022382 You are not alone anymore
Call our confidential helpline now!
TYPES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic violence encompasses different types of abuses:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Financial abuse
- Not allowing you to practice your religion
- Psychological abuse
- Financial abuse
- Arranged marriage
- FGM or female genital mutilation
At CAHN, we endeavour to support all victims of Domestic violence and Sexual abuse.
HOW WE CAN HELP
A. Information and advice
a. Free and confidential counselling sessions
b. Coordinate with support services
c. Working alongside professional counsellors from the Caribbean and African Community in Greater Manchester
d. We let you decide, from our range of support, what might benefit you most
e. We listen to you and provide the necessary support to help you get back on your feet
B. Who can we help?
a. Women or men who are victims of domestic abuse
b. Women or men who are victims of sexual abuse
c. Women or men who have lost their self-confidence because of DV and SA
d. Women or men going through depression as a result of DV and SA.
C. Recognise the signs
If you are unsure about your relationship and you feel unsafe, please give us a call.
Our team of professionals will help you in identifying whether your relationship is unhealthy. But recognizing some early signs of an unhealthy relationship can save your life.
The list below is not exhaustive, but it may help in identifying signs of domestic violence:
- Bruises on the body
- Weight loss
- Social withdrawal
- Erratic or extreme jealous behaviour (checking the other partner at their workplace, stalking…)
- Disinclined to engage in conversation
- Showing anxiety when thinking of going back home
- Being afraid of your partner
- False accusations
- Partner is intimate with you without your consent
- Partner abandons you in a place you don’t know
MAKING A SILENT 999 CALL
If calling from a mobile device,
Dial 999, then press 55 and make a sound. You will be transferred to the police
If calling from a landline,
Dial 999,“if the operator can only hear background noise and cannot decide whether an emergency service is needed, you will be connected to a police call handler.
If you replace the handset, the landline may remain connected for 45 seconds in case you pick up again.” (source www.gov.uk)
How to use the service efficiently
This service is available from 08am – 10pm, 7 days a week
Our team will show great flexibility around your needs, please do not hesitate to ask.
Service provision during COVID-19
During the COVID-19 lockdown, our team of counsellors would be offering a secured online video and telephone service in line with what suits our beneficiaries. This would be reviewed after the lockdown to offer a face-to-face service where necessary or requested.
CAHN’s counsellors are from the Caribbean and African Community, therefore making this service culturally and religiously appropriate for our end users.
We are working in collaboration with other organisations from which referrals will be accepted. In addition, self-referral sent to firstname.lastname@example.org via phone (07710 022382) are also accepted.