The domestic abuse and suicide report is one of the largest studies of its kind, and the first in the UK. Refuge and the University of Warwick looked at the experiences of more than 3,500 of Refuge’s clients with the aim of informing policy and practice in relation to victims of abuse who are at an increased risk of suicide.
The findings show that 83% of clients came to Refuge’s services feeling despairing or hopeless – a key determinant for suicidality. The report calls for a commitment to sufficient, specialist services, both outreach and refuge, for the survivors of abuse.
Download a PDF of the report or read it online here – select ‘fullscreen’ mode for the best viewing experience: