Christmas can be a particularly stressful time for victims of domestic abuse or its survivors. Although it’s a year round problem for many women and families, the added pressures of financial difficulties and spending long amounts of time with an abusive partner or family member during the holiday season can cause considerable stress and anxiety. Abuse can take many shapes and forms and affects women, men, children, vulnerable adults and the elderly. If you would like to talk to someone or think a friend or family member needs help, some useful numbers and websites are:
Contact details for help and support.
Tearmann Domestic Violence Services Monaghan and West Cavan 047 772311
Fermanagh Women’s Aid, Enniskillen 048 6632 8898
DVAS Sligo, Leitrim & West Cavan 071 914 115 or 071 961 6844
Noreens Counselling Service, Belturbet 087 9947360
The Aisling Centre, Enniskillen 004428 6632 5811
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