Family violence at Christmas

Family violence at Christmas

Everyone knows Christmas can be a stressful time for families. Your finances are stretched, your in-laws are staying, so many decisions to make… No wonder people feel overwhelmed. But is this the real cause of family violence over the festive season? Shine spokesperson Holly Carrington shared her thoughts on family violence at Christmas and how to get help in these two interviews.

Family violence Christmas 'peak' started in October, stuff.co.nz

Shine: Christmas can exacerbate domestic violence problems, Newstalk ZB 

“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!” a Shine client