This podcast contains sensitive information, which some listeners may find distressing.
FiLiA is honoured and humbled to be able to share this important, brave and honest conversation with Rina. She introduces herself like this:
“I am Rina. I am a public speaker, advocate and campaigner for Domestic and Honour Abuse and the impact abuse has on our mental health.
Having been on the receiving end of physical, emotional, sexual, financial, psychological and honour abuse.... and surviving, and having my own struggles with mental health, as a direct impact of trauma. I now share my journey, as well as assisting in the delivery of training to professionals, business's and the general public on these issues, in order to raise awareness, educate and impact change.
I also support and help other survivors on their journey to a life free from abuse and the family court process as well as being a volunteer champion at a local Domestic Abuse charity.”
Contact information for help or advice can be found from the following national agencies/charities:
Women’s Aid (Domestic Abuse Support): 0808 2000 247 (24h helpline). http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/ and www.womensaid.org.uk
Samaritans (Mental health & Suicidal Behaviour Support): 116 123 (24 hours) www.samaritans.org
Karma Nirvana (Honour Abuse & Forced Marriage Support): 0800 5999247 (Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm) www.karmanirvana.org.uk
Rape Crisis UK: www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Mind (Mental Heath Support): www.mind.org.uk
Freedom Programme: https://freedomprogramme.co.uk/