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SignHealth provides the only Deaf Domestic Abuse Service available within the UK.

Domestic abuse can happen to anybody. If you are worried about yourself or others, our team can advise you. 

The pandemic has further isolated some women, making it more difficult to find help or report abuse. In our recent pulse survey, 79% of deaf people reported isolation has been a major impact of the pandemic. During lockdowns we are continuing to support women despite the challenges and are doing everything we can so that they can find freedom, safety and justice.

On 25 November, White Ribbon Day, we are encouraging deaf men to make the promise.

I promise to…

25 November
26 November

Five short films raising awareness about different types of Domestic Abuse. These films were produced by SignHealth with funding from the Home Office and directed by Bim Ajadi.

27 November
Can I Say No to Sex?

Trigger Warning: This video depicts scenes of domestic abuse.

If you are worried about yourself or others, SignHealth’s Domestic Abuse Service can advise you.

#SignHealthFilm5

30 November
Domestic Abuse in the LGBT+ Community

Trigger Warning: This video depicts scenes of domestic abuse.

If you are worried about yourself or others, SignHealth’s Domestic Abuse Service can advise you.

#SignHealthFilm5

3 December
Stalking

Trigger Warning: This video depicts scenes of domestic abuse.

If you are worried about yourself or others, SignHealth’s Domestic Abuse Service can advise you.

#SignHealthFilm5

4 December

Am I in an abusive relationship?
7 December
Forced Marriage

Trigger Warning: This video depicts scenes of domestic abuse.

This video premiered in November 2019 as part of our first series of short films.

If you are worried about yourself or others, SignHealth’s Domestic Abuse Service can advise you.

#SignHealthFilm5

8 December
Children

750,000 children in the UK witness domestic violence every year.

If you need support for yourself or your children, contact us today.

Clare’s Law

You might be able to learn more about your partner’s history, our Domestic Abuse Service (formerly known as DeafHope) can support you through the process.

9 December
Let’s Talk About Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Trigger Warning: This video contains content that may be upsetting.

This video premiered in November 2019 as part of our first series of short films.

If you are worried about yourself or others, SignHealth’s Domestic Abuse Service can advise you.

#SignHealthFilm5

10 December

Today is the last day of the 16 Days of Activism 2020 campaign.

Let’s continue to make the promise every day to stop violence against women.

SignHealth is here to improve the health and wellbeing of Deaf people. If you can give, your donation will go to support services like our Domestic Abuse Service and awareness raising campaigns.

How to refer

You can refer a Deaf person to SignHealth’s Domestic Abuse Service by completing our form.

Short films and informative videos shared throughout the 16 Days of activism.


Contact our Domestic Abuse Team

If you are in an abusive relationship or think you might be, please contact us.

Text or WhatsApp 07970 350366
da@signhealth.org.uk
Call 020 3947 2601

Confidentiality is important to us. For more information, please read our privacy statement.

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