Have you suffered from domestic abuse?

Working as a healthcare professional can be a stressful job. Experiencing domestic abuse at the same time is very difficult. Recent research shows that people who work as healthcare professionals are more likely to experience domestic abuse. Healthcare professionals who have experienced domestic abuse often provide support to patients who are experiencing abuse, but rarely seek help for themselves.

PRESSURE (PRimary and community carE Staff as SURvivors of domestic violence and abusE) is a research project by Bristol University and they are looking for healthcare professionals who have experienced domestic abuse to participate in their study.  If you are a healthcare professional working in primary or community care in England who has experienced domestic abuse, or if you work in a role where you may support healthcare staff who have experienced abuse, please consider completing this confidential survey here. The survey asks questions about your experiences and about the support options available.

The survey aims at producing recommendations about the types of support that employers should provide, and about the content of staff domestic violence and abuse policies. Also, they plan to design support specifically for healthcare professionals who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Click here for more details about the research and its aims.