Your Midwife, Doctor, or Sexual Health Specialist can help you by
Asking the right questions to assess if you are at risk of domestic violence and abuse
Providing reassurance that help is at hand and available
Giving immediate assistance and support, without the need for a formal referral
Get Help from your Midwife (MiDASS)
One of the times a woman is most at risk from domestic violence and abuse is when she is pregnant. Our MiDASS service works closely with midwives to help identify potential signs of domestic violence and abuse and give midwives the power to refer patients to get the help they need.
When approaching your midwife about domestic abuse or violence, you can be assured that your disclosure is confidential. Midwives are aware of the services and support offered by MiDASS and will confidently make your referral to the IDVA. Many times service users have had life-changing experiences by disclosing the abuse to their midwives and the support received by the IDVA.
For more info, visit our MiDASS service page.
Get help from a Sexual Health Specialist (ADViSE)
If you are suffering from domestic violence or abuse and would like to be referred to us by your sexual health specialist, you can rest assured that they have been trained to handle your disclosure with confidentiality and care.
Sexual health specialists in Greater Manchester are aware of the support offered by ADViSE and are confident in referring you on, to get the support you need.
For more info, visit our ADViSE service page.
Get help from your Doctor (IRISi)
Every GP in Greater Manchester has training and access to specialist domestic abuse support services and will handle your disclosure with confidentiality and care. They will be able to give you immediate advice and assistance, and refer you, to get the help and support you need.
For more info, visit our IRISi service page.
It’s never too late or too early to speak to someone about domestic abuse and violence. Speak to your healthcare specialist today or call us on 0161 660 7999