Whilst we haven’t been able to arrange any specific events this year to raise awareness of the issues of domestic abuse and sexual violence, we do want to remind everyone that if they need advice, help or support there are local and national services that continue to be available to provide that help.
A safe place to contact services can be found various locations across Torbay.
Riviera FM in Torquay has very kindly agreed to record some interviews and conversations by telephone with local agencies and community groups working with people who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence. You can tune in on 107.9 FM online or via their app. These will be aired over the course of the 16 Days of Action and the schedule can be seen below. Times given are for the duration of the show during which a conversation will be aired:
25 Nov 12:00 to 13:00 Chris Green, CEO of White Ribbon UK
26 Nov 10:00 to 13:00 Chris Fleet, The Devon Clinic
27 Nov 10:00 to 13:00 Mandy Barnes, Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services
30 Nov 13:00 to 16:00 Ros Ede, Ladies Lounge
30 Nov 13:00 to 16:00 Claire Lear, Phoenix Fitness
1 Dec 10:00 to 13:00 Angie Manning, What’s Your Problem
1 Dec 13:00 to 16:00 Karen Vaughan, Rising Moments
1 Dec 13:00 to 16:00 Mandie Giles, Age UK Torbay
1 Dec 13:00 to 16:00 Josh Stunell, BtheChange
2 Dec 12:00 to 13:00 Chief Supt Nikki Leaper, Devon & Cornwall Police
3 Dec 10:00 to 12:00 Jean Henderson/Louise Knight, The IRIS Project
4 Dec 10:00 to 13:00 Claudia O’Neill, Torbay Domestic Abuse Service
7 Dec 13:00 to 16:00 Rachel Aggett, Torbay 0 to 19 Service
7 Dec 13:00 to 16:00 Aisa Withey, Make Amends
8 Dec 10:00 to 13:00 Dave Parsons, Torbay Council
8 Dec 13:00 to 16:00 Sharon Minty, First Light
8 Dec 13:00 to 16:00 Lucinda Wills, iLearn online training
8 Dec 13:00 to 16:00 Emma Seaman, Eat That Frog
9 Dec 12:00 to 13:00 Tracey Cabache, Torbay Community Development Trust
9 Dec 10:00 to 12:00 Rachel Shepard, Thrive
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the team at Riviera FM who have supported us throughout and who - by 10 December - will have a reasonable appreciation of the issue of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and we hope their listeners will too.
More information on the subject, along with the directory of local and national services, can be found on the website.