Financial barriers to leaving abusive relationships are too often ignored. By shedding light on these challenges – loss of income, relocation expenses, legal fees – we aim to inspire collective action to debunk myths and dismantle these barriers.
Helping you understand the meaning of financial abuse, its prevalence, and current safety measures and support available. We also share the stories of Aoife* who we supported here at The Haven, and Sarah* who appeared on This Morning to share her story.
Celebrating Success: The Haven Reaches the final stage in the Enjoy Wolverhampton Bid Excellence Awards! We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Enjoy Wolverhampton Bid Excellence Awards. We are immensely grateful and...
Too many look for the presence of physical wounds or scars as evidence of abuse, forgetting that domestic abuse can be insidious. It can impact every part of a victim’s life leaving deep emotional scars that are not always visible to the outside world. In this post, we explore the intricate relationship between mental health and domestic abuse, through the voices and experiences of five survivors. Read to find out more.
Did you know that there’s currently no mention of women and girls in the Online Safety Bill, yet women and girls are disproportionately impacted by online hate and harassment? Cyberstalking is a growing concern for young people, According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 1,200 cases were reported in the UK in 2019. Read to find out more.
This year National Stalking Awareness Week (NSAW) focuses on young people and invites us to take a stand to support them. Stalking and harassment are serious issues that can have severe and long-lasting effects on young people aged 16-24 in the UK. According to a study conducted by The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, 1 in 5 young people in the UK have experienced stalking or harassment, with 1 in 10 being stalked online. Read to find out more.
Stalking and harassment are serious issues that affect many people in the UK. The impact of stalking and harassment on victims can be severe. According to a study by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, 40% of victims reported experiencing anxiety, while 25% reported depression. In addition, 18% of victims reported having suicidal thoughts because of the stalking or harassment they had been subjected to. Read to find out more.
Before National Bed Month ends, we would like to discuss the benefits of a good night’s sleep to domestic abuse survivors. Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for our physical and mental well-being. It’s even more important for those who have been subjected to domestic abuse, as they often face emotional and psychological trauma that can make sleeping difficult. Read to find out more.
On Thursday 16th February, we hosted a Galentine's Women's Networking event at the prestigious Mount Hotel. The focus of the event was on the importance of getting the work-life balance right. Andrea Cloughley, director of Palatine Financial Planning was our guest...
We can't talk about domestic abuse without talking about mental health. And there's no better time to put mental health at the heart of the conversation than #timetotalkday. We spoke to Carly Gregory, The Haven's Counselling and Wellbeing Lead, about counselling...