Domestic abuse the subject of Welsh Government campaign during Six Nations tournament.
A campaign launched by the Welsh Government is warning rugby fans that whether your team win or lose, there’s no excuse to lose it and take it out on your nearest and dearest.
The increase in domestic abuse incidents during major sporting events has long been established.
Sporting events make for a highly charged atmosphere and research shows that reports of domestic abuse can increase significantly during periods when major sporting events are held.
When Wales played England in the Six Nations tournament in 2012, South Wales Police recorded a 76 per cent increase in domestic abuse related incidents compared with the previous weekend.
If you or anyone you know are experiencing domestic abuse, please call the helpline now on 0808 80 10 800.
Domestic abuse can't be ignored
In England & Wales, 29% of women and 16% of men, have experienced domestic abuse at some point in their life. But because it happens behind closed doors, the problem is often ignored.
The effects of physical and emotional torment can be far-reaching, having huge impact on the health of the victim and that of any children living in the home.
www.livefearfree.org is a website which takes a stand against domestic abuse and its perpetrators.
It offers victims the help and advice they need to start living life without fear and provides valuable information for the friends and relatives who support them.