Help tackle domestic and sexual abuse
We need everybody to be aware of the issues around domestic and sexual violence, look out for signs, and know how to get help. It could be the difference between life and death.
Community Champion training
Do people naturally talk to you? By becoming a Community Champion you can make a difference to people who are affected by domestic violence or sexual violence.
You don’t need to be an expert to help. Receive free Community Champion training to:
- Understand the signs and symptoms of sexual and domestic violence
- Become confident in helping people access specialist services.
Use the quick link above to contact us and get details of the next half day training session.
Tell us your views
If you've accessed help from any of the local domestic or sexual violence support services, we'd like to hear your views. You can complete our short anonymous feedback form using the quick link at the top of this page.
Service user scrutiny and reference group
If you have personal experience of seeking help from a local service you could join our Service User Scrutiny and Reference Group. It’s for ex-service users who want to be involved in improving local services.
“You change nothing by being on the side-lines” (Group member 2015).
Detailed information about the group can be found in our Service User Group profile and FAQs at the bottom of this page.
To ask about joining the group, contact us using our online form.
Other ways you can help
- If you see something wrong, don’t stay silent. If you worry that a friend, family member or neighbour might be affected by sexual or domestic violence, download our booklet for friends and family from the bottom of this page, or call the UAVA helpline: 0808 80 200 28
- Talk to people at home, at school, work, in sports groups - wherever you are - and let them know that there is expert help at the end of the phone.
- Follow us on Twitter.
- Fill in and share our How Many Times pledge card on your social media. Download the card from the bottom of this page.
- Print and display our posters or use our digital adverts. Go to our awareness campaigns page for more details.
- Write about our awareness campaigns in your blog, newsletter or e-newsletter. If you would like any background information please contact us.
- Watch two versions of Michelle's. Version 1 shows how domestic violence can end in tragedy. Version 2 shows the difference you can make by helping someone who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence: