Domestic Abuse affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men and can impact anyone, regardless of background. It impacts significantly on the victim, the perpetrator and any associated children with the relationship. Victims are not responsible for another person’s abusive or controlling behaviour. Any victim of domestic abuse has the right to be supported and to stay safe.
Help is there if you need it:
- Armed Forces Domestic abuse website provides a one-stop shop for information and sources of help and needed by those seeking help in the Armed Forces community.
- Royal Navy and Royal Marines Welfare team, offer free and confidential advice and support on all aspects of domestic abuse. Please give them a call on 023 9272 8777 to speak to one of their highly trained staff.
- Chaplains work within Royal Navy and Royal Marine units throughout the world. It is completely confidential and available to service personnel and their families. Chaplains are able to provide moral guidance and pastoral support regardless of your religious belief, the Padre is around to talk to and help everyone.
- Forcesline is a free, confidential telephone helpline and e-mail service run by SSAFA. Experienced staff provide a supportive listening and signposting service for current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.
National Support Groups: