Sunday 10th October is World Mental Health Day 2021 and this year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.

Domestic abuse and sexual violence can have an enormous effect on an individual’s mental health. It is known that abuse (both in childhood and in adult life) is often the main factor in the development of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders which can contribute to further difficulties.

At First Light we offer a range of support to those who are currently experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence or abuse and recovery support is offered by our services. The details of support can be found on our website – http://firstlight.org.uk.