Essex Police and The Change Project have launched a new campaign, #Reflect, encouraging people to break the cycle of domestic abuse by changing their behaviour.
Domestic abuse campaign
The Change Project, a domestic abuse and counselling charity, aims to address the behavioural change of the abuser to increase the well-being of people who are, or have been, living with conflict or domestic violence & abuse.
The new campaign focuses on different types of abuse – from physical abuse, to controlling behaviour, stalking and harassment, and uncontrolled emotions like humiliation or anger aimed at your loved ones.
Domestic abuse is the largest cause of harm in our county and accounts for 19% of all recorded crime and 33% of all violent crime. Through support, The Change Project aim to break the cycle of domestic abuse by making perpetrators realise their abusive behaviour and to prevent it in the future.
The Change Project
The Change Project is part of Epping Community Hub, based at Epping Forest District Council’s Civic offices. It offers 1-2-1 interventions and advice to any resident over the age of 16 who wants to make positive changes in how they behave in their relationships with others, whether this is with a partner, ex-partner or family member.
This service is accessible at the Epping Community Hub:
- Monday 2pm to 5.15pm
Or contact The Change Project direct:
Cllr Holly Whitbread, Chair of the Epping Forest Community Safety Partnership said:
Domestic Abuse is the largest cause of harm in our county and is a devastating crime that destroys lives and causes significant harm to victims.
The Change Project has proven successful in working with people whose behaviours are becoming abusive, to stop them committing these offences before they escalate.
Working in partnership in this way is I believe the way forward.
If you’re a survivor of abuse looking for community support in your area please visit:
Thrive Survivors Group is a safe space, offering peer support and professional facilitators in comfortable surroundings with refreshments too. For more information:
If you want to learn more about how to report abuse offences, you can find more information, on Essex Police’s website:
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