REPRESENTATIVES of organisations across the Fylde coast have backed a national campaign to end violence, harassment and abuse.
Staff from the Trust joined forces with other organisations including Blackpool Council, Lancashire Victim Services and Fylde Coast Women’s Aid to promote White Ribbon Day.
The White Ribbon campaign aims to educate and raise awareness of violence against women and engage more men to be part of the solution.
Supporters of the campaign were asked to pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms and make it clear that all violence and abuse is not acceptable for any victim regardless of gender.
Julie Vigo-Saunders, Health Independent Sexual Violence Adviser Service Coordinator from the Safeguarding Team at the Trust: “It has been great to get services together to promote the campaign today to staff and visitors to the hospital who have been engaging in the event.
“The main message we are promoting is that domestic abuse isn’t just about violence, it’s controlling, coercive or threatening behavior and includes psychological, sexual, financial, emotional and there are a number of services locally who can help and support people in confidence.”