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Opportunity for young men to share their experiences of domestic violence

3 December 2020

Young men’s voices in research about domestic violence are not often heard. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Lancaster would like to speak to young men aged between 18 and 25, in confidence, about their experiences of domestic violence when growing up and/or about violence they may have experienced or instigated in their own intimate partner relationships.

The aim of the research is to see what action can be taken to reduce the impacts of family and relationship violence on young people’s wellbeing and future relationships.

The interview will be completely confidential with an experienced, non-judgemental researcher. Interviews will last about an hour via a safe video link, and will be arranged at a time that suits. Young men taking part will receive a £20 shopping voucher as a thank you.

All data stored and quotes used will be completely anonymised. No names or information will be shared with any members of the university or public.

Dr Maria Barnes, researcher on the YARAH (Young Adult Relationships and Health) Study, said: “We know there are strong links between intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) and poor mental and physical health, but we don’t know much about IPVA in young adult relationships. We will be listening to the views of young men and women, whether they are instigators of violence or survivors.

“We’d particularly like to hear from young men because their voices are not often heard in studies of this kind. Understanding young men’s experiences, will give us a better understanding of the causes of IPVA and its impact on young people’s health and wellbeing.”

To find out more about the study, visit the study website

How to take part

For more information and to take part please contact:

Researcher: Mobile: 07971 754258

Maria can call at a time that suits you – just text your message.

Further information

About the Centre for Academic Primary Care
The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol is a leading centre for primary care research in the UK, one of nine forming the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. It sits within Bristol Medical School, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for population health research and teaching. Follow us on Twitter: @capcbristol.

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