It is now well established that intimate partner violence is common, with women and children particularly vulnerable to serious adverse outcomes as a result. It is also well established that people in contact with mental health services in secondary care are more likely to be survivors of intimate partner violence and also, though less commonly, IPV perpetrators. The Lancet Psychiatry Commission highlighted interventions that could and should be implemented in mental health services. In addition public mental health interventions addressing structural inequalities are needed to reduce transgenerational impacts for men, women and children.
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