Posted on: 20 September 2023
Media activity on male violence against women and sexual abuse
Recently, many of you will have read or heard the news about a high-profile figure and their relationships. The details of these relationships include stories of abuse which are horrifying. Hearing and reading stories like this can be distressing.
We also know that there are many staff who have been subject to abuse, whether that be domestic or sexual abuse or know someone who has. Therefore being exposed to these public accounts can be re-traumatising for many.
If you want to talk to someone, receive peer to peer support, seek advice or find out about organisations that can support you - we are here and listening. CNWL staff can contact our womens network and our Domestic Abuse Team (details on Trustnet). Please also note that there are other services in the Trust you can turn to for support:
The Trust’s Employee Assistance Service - Workplace Options (which is independent from the Trust)
Keeping Well is open to all staff as well as Talking Therapies services in your local area. Keeping Well have a page with self help resources and signposting to helplines Staying safe: domestic violence and abuse :: Keeping Well (keepingwellnwl.nhs.uk) including National Domestic Violence Helpline: Freephone, 24-hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
We encourage you to talk to the staff below if there is something happening at work:
- CNWL’s Speak up Guardian·
- Our Domestic Abuse Team. Contact information and resources on Trustnet
- Our Safeguarding Team are also available to help
CNWL is committed to addressing issues of domestic and sexual abuse.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and it’s important we all look out for each other too; please get in touch. We always welcome colleagues at our regular network meetings – find out more on Trustnet about joining our network too
Laura and Rebecca