Brighton domestic abuse charity holds ‘living library’ week

Posted On 27 Nov 2013 at 6:40 am
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By Jenni Davidson

Survivors of domestic abuse, substance misuse, HIV and mental health problems are offering their stories at the Jubilee Library this week.

Volunteer “living books” will be available to be “borrowed” by members of the public for open conversation about their lives and experiences.

The aim is to increase understanding of the issues and remove the stigma attached to these often hidden problems.

Living Library is a four-day event that has been organised by the Brighton and West Sussex domestic abuse charity Rise.

Rise supports women, children, young people and LGBT people affected by domestic abuse.

Yesterday the theme of the day was mental health.

Today (Wednesday 27 November) there will be the chance to meet those whose lives have been affected by drink and drugs.

Survivors of domestic abuse will share their stories on Thursday (28 November).

On Friday (29 November) there will be the opportunity to talk to people living with HIV about the physical, social and mental effects.

All the events are being held at the Jubilee Library in Jubilee Street, Brighton, between 2pm and 5pm.

Rise Living Library has been organised in conjunction with AITC Game Changers, Think Drink Drugs and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

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