Partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion

Posted April, 2018

RISE is delighted to have been chosen as one of the charity partners of Brighton & Hove Albion for the current season.

We took part in a match-day collection during the game against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday 17th April. Home and away fans arriving at the ground were greeted by our collection volunteers in distinctive orange hoodies, and were invited to take part in a penalty shoot out to win a ball signed by the promotion winning squad.

Spectators and fans both at the game and watching / listening at home could also enter a draw to win a signed Albion shirt, simply by tweeting ‘Domestic abuse is #everyonesbusiness’.

This giveaway closed at midday on Thursday 19th April 2018.

Everyone’s business

Many of us will have lived through a time when domestic abuse was seen as something private between two people: “It’s just a domestic; it’s none of our business”.

Being in an abusive relationship can be the loneliest place on Earth. Survivors talk about feeling shame and responsibility for the abuse, having to hide what’s happening from people close to them. The silence around domestic abuse is one of the biggest obstacles to people, both women and men, seeking support.

Our partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion FC is helping us reach young people, adults and children, families and sports fans to ask them to speak out about abuse and to ask for help when they need it. Every conversation we have about domestic abuse brings it out into the open and makes it easier and safer to speak out.

When domestic abuse is everyone’s business we all benefit.

Tackling abuse #together

It’s a real honour to partner with a football club so committed to representing and caring for the interests of its supporters. Brighton & Hove Albion play a hugely important role in the life of the city, and our partnership is giving RISE an important platform to promote and fund our message of freedom from abuse and violence to everyone who comes into contact with the club, especially during its hard won promotion into the Premier League!

We’re so grateful for the club for the opportunity to raise awareness, change minds and tackle domestic abuse #together.

Why domestic abuse is #everyonesbusiness

“I used to scream at the top of my voice in that hope that someone would come and help me, or that a neighbour would call the police. Nobody ever did. Though his mum and dad would come halfway up the stairs and say ‘stop shouting, we have neighbours’.”
RISE service user

Worried about someone?

  • Listen and don’t judge
  • Be patient. Don’t expect them to do what you think they should, for example pressuring them to leave.
  • Criticise the abusive behaviour, not the person
  • Be a friend, keep in touch
  • Contact RISE on 01273 622 828 or online via the Portal
  • Call the 24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247

Do you think you need help?

Are you frightened and confused about your relationship with your partner, ex-partner or a member of your family?

We’ve compiled a set of questions to help you figure out if it is abuse.

Click here to answer the questions