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Mitigating the increased risk of domestic abuse among people with mental illness: challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-329
Number of pages2
JournalBJPsych Advances
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Published5 Sep 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: C.A.W.'s salary is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) through an Academic Clinical Lectureship. Funding Information: C.A.W.'s salary is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) through an Academic Clinical Lectureship. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the NIHR, the Department of Health and Social Care or its arm's-length bodies or other government departments. Publisher Copyright: Copyright © The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Abstract

The rise in domestic violence and abuse has been dubbed a 'pandemic within a pandemic'. Individuals known to mental health services are particularly vulnerable. Yet despite challenges to mitigating domestic violence and abuse in this group, the COVID-19 pandemic has provided opportunities to develop new interventions to support those affected.

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