Abuse Awareness Week marked at Highbridge event
special event was held in Highbridge on Monday (November 21st)
to mark Domestic Abuse Awareness Week.
largely hidden and emotive issue of domestic abuse was in the
spotlight when organisations across Somerset participate in Domestic
Abuse Awareness Week.
displays and representatives from the Somerset Domestic Abuse
Forum were at the Asda supermarket in Highbridge, as pictured.
year, Avon and Somerset Police recorded 5,144 incidents in total
across Somerset with 1,694 people being arrested.
Finnis, a Public Health Advisor with NHS Somerset, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Domestic abuse is still an issue which people are very reluctant
to acknowledge, let alone talk about."
its impact upon the health and well being of women, men and children
is far reaching and often profoundly damaging."
is also a Domestic Abuse Freefone Support Line on 0800 69 49 999
and information and support is also available from the Somerset
Survivors web site here.
(Left to right) - Susan Venn-Adams (Police Community Support Officer),
Mary Coulson (Soroptimist), Lori Busch (Mankind Initiative) and
Heather Pearce (Chair of the Somerset Domestic Abuse Forum)