Heart of the Matter – S3E31: Why don’t neighbours raise the alarm on family violence? - Promises Healthcare

The podcast, “Heart of the Matter”, delves deep into important societal issues. In this gripping episode, titled “Why don’t neighbours raise the alarm on family violence?” we confront a troubling question: Why do so few bystanders take action and alert the authorities when they suspect someone is experiencing family violence?

Hosted by the insightful Steven Chia, we explore the alarming rise of family violence cases in Singapore and the concerning lack of intervention from neighbours. We question why we readily complain about party noises but hesitate when it comes to reporting potential abuse. Throughout this 26-minute episode, we unravel the complexities and emotions surrounding this critical issue.

Joining us are three experts with invaluable insights into the matter. Marcus Lim, the head of TOUCH Family Support, sheds light on the importance of community involvement and support in tackling family violence. Dr. Joseph Leong, a respected psychiatrist from Promises Healthcare, brings his expertise to help us understand the psychological aspects that may prevent bystanders from intervening. Additionally, we have Mohamed Fareez, the deputy director at AMKFSC Community Services, sharing practical advice on who to call and what to say if we suspect someone is in danger.

Throughout the conversation, we aim to raise awareness and empower listeners with the knowledge they need to take action and support those in vulnerable situations. This episode is a call to action, urging us all to step up and protect those who may be suffering in silence.

Tune in to this eye-opening episode of “Heart of the Matter” – Season 3, Episode 31. Let’s start a conversation and create a community that stands against family violence. Share this podcast with your friends and family on WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, Twitter, and through email and LinkedIn to spread awareness and foster change. Together, we can make a difference.

To listen to the podcast, follow this link: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/listen/heart-matter/why-dont-neighbours-raise-alarm-family-violence-3353516