We have all been asked to stay at home in response to the Covid-19 pandemic but for those who experience domestic abuse, home may not be the safest option.
We also know that stress can increase the chance of violence in homes when there is a history of domestic abuse.
It is important that you know you are not alone – domestic and sexual violence support services from State agencies and the voluntary sector have been adapted and increased to ensure they remain available to support you, even during the restrictions which are now in place due to Covid-19.
Restrictions on movement do not apply to a person escaping from a risk of harm or seeking to access essential services.
Link to supports
www.stillhere.ie or www.ntdc.ie/programmes/ascend/Category: Cocooning Coping at Home Helping the Community Mental Health