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New Survey reveals: Nearly 30% of women in refuges have mental health needs caused by domestic violence

A UK Women’s Aid survey which collected details of 522 users of refuge services and 755 users of non refuge services on a single day in July 2013 revealed:

  • 69.6% of all women in refuges had mental health needs.
  • 27.9% of women in refuges had mental health support needs caused by the domestic violence they had experienced, and 41.7% had pre-existing mental health support needs.
  • 9.3% of women in refuges had a physical impairment caused by domestic violence.
  • 28.6% of women in refuges needed multilingual support.

Click here to read more about the findings.