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Domestic Violence and Mental Health Conference organised by Hackney R efugee Forum’s Health Steering group Date: Tuesday 11 th S eptember 2012 Time: 10.30 – 13.30 Place: West Hackney St. Paul’s Church Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UK Discussion

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Domestic violence and mental health conference organised by

Domestic Violence and Mental Health Conference organised by

Hackney Refugee Forum’s Health Steering group

Date: Tuesday 11thSeptember 2012

Time: 10.30 – 13.30

Place: West Hackney St. Paul’s Church

Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UK

Discussion

Domestic Violence and the impact on our Mental Health.

Sam Shakes


Domestic violence and mental health conference hackney refugee forum s health steering group

Domestic Violence and Mental Health ConferenceHackney Refugee Forum’s Health Steering group

You have mentioned various forms of Domestic Violence. Do we know of other forms?

Hitting Kicking Biting Shoving Restraining Slapping Throwing objects Threats of Sexual Abuse Marital Rape Emotional Abuse Controlling or domineering Stalking Neglect Economic Deprivation


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Domestic Violence and Mental Health ConferenceHackney Refugee Forum’s Health Steering group

Who else is affected by Domestic Violence?

  • Marital and Civil partners

  • Elders

  • Children

  • Carers


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Domestic Violence and Mental Health ConferenceHackney Refugee Forum’s Health Steering group

So, what is the impact of Domestic Violence on our Mental Health...

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Eating disorders

  • Self-harm

  • Post traumatic stress syndrome

  • Suicide

  • Stress-related illness’s including long-term health conditions, i.e. Arthritis/Diabetes/Multiple Sclerosis etc.

  • Alcohol / Drug abuse

  • Emotionally dependent upon perpetrator


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Domestic Violence and Mental Health ConferenceHackney Refugee Forum’s Health Steering group

Our Experiences....

Sam’s:

Childhood; First boyfriend; Sibling’s differing responses (two experiencing Domestic Violence – two single)

Would anyone else like to share theirs, or someone else’s experience?


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Domestic Violence and Mental Health ConferenceHackney Refugee Forum’s Health Steering group

What can be done to prevent and overcome the impact of Domestic Violence on our Mental health?

  • Raise awareness of what Domestic violence (i.e range as highlighted in ‘other forms’)

  • Reduce stigma the stigma of Domestic Violence

  • Stop ‘blaming’ the perpetrator

  • Increase safer places to talk about Domestic Violence

  • More Relationship/Family/Carer therapy

  • Counselling for Childhood and Adulthood experiences


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Domestic Violence and Mental Health ConferenceHackney Refugee Forum’s Health Steering group

Okay!....

Thanks for your contribution....

Let’s network and eat!


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