Victims First Campaign on Coercive Control

Here is news about a new campaign from Victims First, who provide free emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime. as well as family members of victims. It is available across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and can provide help regardless of whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

Victims First have launched a campaign to raise awareness of coercive control.  The campaign 'Know this isn’t Love' aims to raise awareness of the signs of coercive, controlling and abusive behaviours in relationships so that people who are experiencing it, identify with it and potentially seek help.

You can read more about coercive control here. Anyone who is concerned they may be experiencing coercive control or relationship abuse can contact Victims First for support on 0300 1234 148 or make an online referral

Electronic versions of posters, postcards, flyers etc can be downloaded from their campaign page.

Printed versions are also available to any agency in the Thames Valley by simply emailing