Ballyward Surgery GPs and nurses have received specialist training in signposting individuals who have experienced Domestic Abuse or Sexual Violence. The Identification and Referral to Improve Safety group (IRIS) are an organisation who have fully trained personnel and the surgery works in partnership with them.
If you are or have been hurt by someone in your family, male or female, are afraid of someone at home or are in an abusive relationship, or have been raped, sexually assaulted or have experienced childhood sexual abuse, you can talk in private to the doctors, nurses and other staff working here.
You can also call Jan, an IRIS worker on 07739 085483 or 028 3839 7979 (*2).
Alternatively some others organisations who may help are:
Helpline 0808 8021414 (managed by Nexus) dsahelpline.org/who-are-we
Lifeline: 0800 808 8000 24/7 www.lifelinehelpline.info
Samaritans: 116 123 24/7 www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan
For anyone who is worried about their own behaviour:
Respect: freephone 0808 802 4040 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm) respectphoneline.org.uk/contact-us