London,
26
November
2015
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10:30
Europe/London

Know You’re Not Alone campaign goes viral

Camden residents, community leaders, and celebrities have got behind our latest campaign to tackle domestic violence and abuse,‘Know You’re Not Alone,’ which launched yesterday (25 November) to tie in with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and White Ribbon Day.

Supporters including EastEnders star Ann Mitchell, director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti, the London Fire Brigade, and Camden Borough Commander DCS Penny Banham threw their support behind the campaign, which went viral with the hashtag #KnowYoureNotAlone.

Camden residents had their picture taken yesterday with Know You’re Not Alone placards at locations across the borough, and took to social media to spread the Know You’re Not Alone message.

Tackling domestic violence and abuse is a key priority for us. To support the latest campaign, we created a short video featuring residents, community leaders and celebrities, to show that the borough stands together against domestic abuse and to raise awareness of the support available via our confidential advice service, Camden Safety Net.

Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, thanked everyone who has supported the campaign so far.

“In Camden since 2013, two women have been killed by a family member as a result of the abuse they endured – and sadly the reality in the UK is that a woman is killed by their partner or ex-partner every three days.”

“Through the new campaign, Know You’re Not Alone, we’re aiming to change social attitudes and encourage people to stop blaming victims, making allowances and condoning controlling behavior. Instead we want to start to make Camden a borough free from domestic abuse and rebuild the lives that it has ruined.”

“And for anyone, female or male, experiencing domestic abuse in any form in our borough, we want them to know there is help and support available via our dedicated support service Camden Safety Net.”

He added, “We’d appreciate it if you’d continue to support the campaign and its important messages by sharing the video on your website, or tweeting a link to the video using the hashtag #KnowYoureNotAlone.”

Further information:

If you or anyone you know is suffering from domestic abuse of any kind, contact Camden Safety Net to speak with one of our friendly staff for confidential and neutral advice.

Phone: 020 7974 2526

Text: 07814 671 427

Email: camdensafetynet@camden.gov.uk

For more information about the campaign, visit camden.gov.uk/know