You Are Not Alone

At Home Shouldn’t Mean At Risk

You Are Not Alone

Local people have joined with Women’s Aid ABCLN in Antrim to share the message ‘You Are Not Alone’ for those by affected domestic abuse during the Covid-19 lock down.

The campaign trending across social media, encourages people to help raise awareness about domestic abuse by sharing a photo of a heart on their palm.

Larne FC players Cillian Gilmore, Tomas Cosgrove, Ben Tinley and Pablo Andrade are supporting the campaign along with Larne Women’s Aid ABCLN Volunteer Tahnee McCrory.

In Ballymena Dojo coaches, officials and parents are supporting the campaign along with local Women’s Aid ABCLN Volunteer Anne Toney. Ballymena United Football Club player Leroy Millar has also added his support.

Tesco, Antrim Community Champion Lesley Kirkpatrick and Women’s Aid ABCLN Support Worker, Arlene Millar are supporting the campaign along with Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor, Noreen McClelland who is an Ambassador for Women’s Aid ABCLN.

Cllr Noreen McClelland says “Join us and share your photograph on social media using the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone to raise awareness of this issue, and let’s help everyone to stay safe. At home shouldn’t mean at risk for women and children. You have the right to be safe. You have options.”

“Check in with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues and break down the isolation for anyone affected by domestic abuse. Let them know you are there for them and that help is available.”

If you are affected by domestic abuse, you can call Women’s Aid ABCLN for information and support on 028 25 632136 or go to womens-aid.org.uk.