Stay SMART this World Cup!
Although global events such as the World Cup provide us all with
an opportunity to come together in enjoyment of the game of
football, unfortunately we have seen that events such as this
sometimes see rises in certain types of crime such as
domestic & alcohol related violence.
- having a deep impact on vulnerable members of our community.
Although major sporting events don't cause violence, high levels
of alcohol consumption combined with hightened emotions, for some,
can lead to violence, abuse, fear & wreckless
Stay Smart Around Town
We're getting flyers out to all local bars & clubs in St.Helens
Town Centre with 5 SMART top tips to keep your celebrations
- Stay in control: set yourself an upper limit
when drinking & stick to it.
- Make sure you've eaten: drinking on an empty
stomach makes your blood alcohol levels go up quicker.
- Avoid trouble: don't be drawn into arguments
- Alcohol can affect the way we process
information; just walk away!
- Remember: the majority of people who drink in
town are never violent,
but if you do feel unsafe go to somewhere with a lot of people
call the Police.
- Take time to plan: tell someone where you'll
be & what time you
plan on getting home. Pre-book a taxi or make sure you know the
times to get home with your mates.
Blow The Whistle On Domestic Violence
According to research by Women's Aid, the days when England play
can lead to a 25 per cent rise in domestic abuse incidents. The day
after the big game can see a further 10 per cent increase!
One in four women or one in six men will experience domestic abuse
in their lifetime. It can be psychological, sexual, emotional or
financial and include threats, harassment, physical attacks,
financial control and emotional abuse.
The message is simple - there is no excuse for domestic abuse.
If you see it or hear it, don't ignore it - report