Jennifer Holly

Jennifer Holly has been working in the domestic and sexual violence sector both in the UK and abroad for more than 15 years. Since 2010 she has led on AVA's work to develop improved responses to survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse who are also affected by substance use and mental health problems. This has involved close partnership working with drug, alcohol and mental health services.

Jennifer has an MSc in gender and social policy from the London School of Economics and is completing a Masters in psychology.

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Domestic abuse and mental health problems: quick guide

Working with domestic abuse, substance use and mental ill health

Identifying all three issues and how they impact on the adults and children present in any family is vital. Professionals need an in-depth understanding of how the issues interlink to ensure the interventions put in place are as effective as possible in promoting the safety and wellbeing of all members of a household.