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."
Robert became an advocate for male victims in 2018 and gave his first talk on domestic abuse against men at Aldershot Police Station in January 2019.
Robert continues to give talks on domestic abuse against men, however, he now also gives 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
Attendees numbered 16 and 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
Attendees number 60 and included all ranks of the Provost Company based in Aldershot.
Robert was invited to the radio station in Aldershot, to discuss domestic abuse against men for the breakfast show.
Invited Robert 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 numbered around 70 and were all recruits undergoing training. Robert spoke on the subject of domestic abuse against men and gender stereotyping within domestic abuse.
THE DEFENCE SCHOOL OF POLICING AND GUARDING
Robert 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 Robert spoke on the subject of domestic abuse against men with the attendance around 80.
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 Robert for release on all media platforms, on the subject of domestic abuse against men.
CROYDEN COUNCIL AT CROYDON VOLUTARY ACTION
With an attendance of around 40 people, Robert was delighted to be invited to speak on the subject of domestic abuse against men.
BFBS FORCES RADIO
As part of the 16 days of action for domestic abuse, Robert 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.
Refuge4Men is a national helpline for male victims of domestic abuse. They were kind enough to invite Robert to Birmingham to give a talk to local businesses, Council leaders and frontline agencies about domestic abuse in the workplace and domestic abuse against men.
Robert's talks and media engagements throughout 2019 have been given free of charge. However, due to the costs of travel, lost wages and overnight accommodation Robert will, unfortunately, be asking for his expenses to be covered for future events.
Talk times can be tailored to suit the event but the standard timings and costs are - 20/30 minute talk and 30/40 minute Q&A is charged at £150 plus travel expenses.
To hear what people thought of Robert's talks, please click here. KIND WORDS