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Tag: health

Getting fit for 2019? You need to #JogOn

By Avon and Somerset Constabulary With it being a new year, many people will have made the resolution to get fit and shed the excesses of the festive period. Whether you’re new to running or cycling or have been doing it for years, Avon and Somerset Police’s new #JogOn campaign aims to give you some practical tips and…
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Requests for emergency contraception could be an important sign of abuse

Issued by the Public Relations Office, Communications & Marketing Services, University of Bristol Women who experience domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are more than twice as likely to seek emergency contraception as other women, according to a study by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded researchers at the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University…
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16 Days of Activism – ‘If we all work together it will make a difference’

By Medina Johnson, IRISi As we mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Gender-Based Violence it’s timely to reflect on the importance of the healthcare response to gender-based violence. IRISi’s vision is a world in which gender-based violence is consistently recognised and addressed as a health issue. “Violence against women is a global…
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New psychological intervention proves ‘life-changing’ for women experiencing domestic abuse

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. In a randomised controlled trial led by researchers from the University of Bristol, women who received the intervention showed reduced symptoms of psychological distress, depression and post-traumatic stress compared to those who…
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Dentists and Domestic Violence – Checking Up on a Vital Opportunity

By Ruth Cook Bristol Zero Tolerance is currently undertaking a vital project to involve local dental practices in identifying signs of domestic violence and abuse in their patients. The project aims to equip practices with the information and resources necessary for them to help patients who may not be able to report problems to the…
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‘Best practice’ programme that has helped GPs refer thousands of victims of domestic violence to specialist services announces ambitious plans to expand

A highly successful, evidence-based domestic violence and abuse identification and referral programme (IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) developed by researchers at the University of Bristol has launched as a social enterprise today, with plans to scale up its activity and grow the programme across the UK and internationally. The IRIS programme provides…
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Women speak out about experiences of domestic violence and abuse to help others

By Centre for Academic Primary Care A new resource designed to support women experiencing domestic violence and abuse has been launched on the HealthTalk charity website. The resource, developed by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford with funding from the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme, includes over 30 video- and audio-recorded interviews with women who describe a…
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Claiming My Space

By Megan Baker **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** It’s not something you actually think will happen to you. You live your day to day life in the comfort that it won’t happen to you. Someone else, but not you. And if it did happen to you,…
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Womankind link their work to Bristol Zero Tolerance

By Kyra Bond Womankind is an established local charity and offers culturally sensitive and accessible support services to women in Bristol and the surrounding area.  Our objective is to provide for the relief of mental distress and the resulting suffering and isolation experienced by women and girls by the provision of information, advice and assistance.…
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A counsellor’s perspective on empowerment strategies for girls and women who have experienced sexual abuse

By Kerstin Pullin **This piece contains references to content that some readers may find upsetting or triggering** At the end of the recent Bristol Zero Tolerance Film Festival, in a panel discussion, Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, talked about the increase in rape incidents in the region.  And indeed, generally the…
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