After a presentation on domestic abuse to the Defence School of Policing and Guarding.
In the photo, from right to left is: Mrs Sam McNally, Myself, Colonel Darren Baysting, Major Kate Wright, Staff Sergeant Stephen Smith, Miss Ainsley Place
Robert S Wells
DABS Founder & Director - Domestic Abuse Survivor - Published Author - Business Mentor - Life Coach - Passionate Public Speaker and Army Veteran.
"As a former Royal Military Policeman with almost thirteen years of service, I never believed that I could become the victim of domestic abuse. However, I've since learned, through my own experiences, that ANYONE can become a victim of this terrible crime. I was personally targeted at work, so there was no escape from my abuser. I didn't feel that I could turn to my employer and found no help locally, for male victims of domestic abuse."
I became an advocate for male victims in 2018 and gave my first talk on domestic abuse against men at Aldershot Police Station in January 2019.
I continue to give talks on domestic abuse against men but also give talks on domestic abuse in the workplace as well as running the DABS training courses.
"It is absolutely crucial that all sufferers and survivors of domestic abuse are recognised and supported equally."
ALDERSHOT POLICE STATION
This was the first time i had publicly talked about my experiences of domestic abuse. Attendees included representatives from frontline domestic abuse agencies, military welfare agencies, Military Police, Civilian Police, RAF Police and Hampshire Council.
160 PRO COY ROYAL MILITARY POLICE
I was delighted to give a talk on domestic abuse against men at the Military Police Unit, i had served with whilst in the Army. Attendees included all ranks of the Provost Company based in Aldershot.
BFBS FORCES RADIO
I was invited to the radio station in Aldershot, to discuss domestic abuse against men for the breakfast show.
Invited me to speak on the subject of domestic abuse against men in Portsmouth.
THE DEFENCE SCHOOL OF POLICING AND GUARDING.
Established at Southwick Park, near Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 2005 and consolidates training for the Royal Navy Police, Royal Military Police and Royal Air Force Police in a single location, assuring consistent standards across the service. Attendees were all recruits undergoing training. I spoke on the subject of domestic abuse against men and gender stereotyping within domestic abuse.
THE DEFENCE SCHOOL OF POLICING AND GUARDING
I was delighted to be invited back, this time, to take part in a training day on domestic abuse, for NCO'S from Military Police Units around the U.K. Again, I spoke on the subject of domestic abuse against men.
REBECCA SOUNDS REVEILLE TLB TV
The radio and TV station based in the USA, is hosted by Rebecca L. Mahan: Rebecca is The Liberty Beacon Project Media Director, Host of TLBTV’s Rebecca Sounds Reveille, a United Stated Marine Corps veteran and a retired police officer of over 10 years. She is also a published author.Rebecca interviewed me for release on all media platforms, on the subject of domestic abuse against men.
CROYDEN COUNCIL AT CROYDON VOLUTARY ACTION
I was delighted to be invited to speak on the subject of domestic abuse against men, to an audience of frontline domestic abuse agencies.
BFBS FORCES RADIO
As part of the 16 days of action for domestic abuse, I was invited to give another interview for BFBS on the subject of domestic abuse against men. This was also a part of a wider article on radio and online for The Forces Network.
THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
I was incredibly honoured to be the gust speaker at the MOD in Whitehall, for their, "Domestic Abuse Awareness Campaign Launch." Where I gave a talk on domestic abuse against men.
My talks and media engagements throughout 2019 have been given free of charge. However, due to the cost of travel, lost wages attending events and overnight accommodation, I will, unfortunately, be asking for my expenses to be covered for future events.
My talk times can be tailored to suit your event but my standard timings and costs are - 20/30 minute talk and 30/40 minute Q&A is charged at £150 plus travel expenses.
Limited Pro Bono bookings are available, please ask for details.
10% of all speaker fees and DABS training fees, are donated to domestic abuse charities annually.
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