ALTER EGO (WOMEN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)
Joining the fight against domestic violence. Alter Ego is a programme aired on Pamtengo radio www.pamtengo.com This programme is designed to create awareness and educate anyone in the community who is subjected to domestic violence. Our main concern is to reach out the those individuals who are struggling to communicate due to language barriers.
Domestic violence is officially classified as “any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship together, or between family members, regardless of gender or sexuality”.
We think of domestic violence as hitting, slapping and beating, but it can also include emotional abuse as well as forced marriage and so-called “honour crimes”.
It’s abuse if your partner or a family member:
•shoves or pushes you
•makes you fear for your physical safety
•puts you down, or attempts to undermine your self-esteem
•controls you, for example by stopping you seeing your friends and family
•is jealous and possessive, such as being suspicious of your friendships and conversations
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Where can you get help?
You don’t have to wait for an emergency situation to seek help. You can:
•talk to your doctor, health visitor or midwife , send a message via text to us here on Alter Ego or via our facebook page.
•call 0808 2000 247 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0808 2000 247 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting, the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge (calls from a landline are free)
if you threaten danger immediately call the police at 999 . When the connection to the operator say “police” and enter your address. Even if you will not be able to explain what was going on patrol will be on the way.
You can also call the English helpline number:
0808 2000 247
Free-clock Helpline for Victims of Domestic Violence
(National Domestic Violence Helpline)
conducted through the cooperation of the Women’s Aid and Refuge
Call to this number are free from mobile homes and public telephone booths. This is not so in the case of mobile phones.
The ADT HEALTHCARE
ADT Healthcare offers a free helpline dedicated to helping women suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues. ADT Healthcare was established in 2011 by people who overcame drug and alcohol addiction themselves.
Call now in confidence immediate help and advice 24/7
0800 088 66 86 International: +44 330 333 6197