Ep 296: I've been Spiked: Mair's story

Jul 10, 2023, 05:00 AM

Mick is joined by Mair Howells from the I've Been Spiked campaign

In his "other" job as Senior News Editor for Bauer Media Audio, Mick has been leading a national investigation into spiking, looking at how common it is, who is being targeted, and what powers authorities need to bring perpetrators to justice.

The investigation heard how:

11% of women have been spiked
So have 6% of men
Only 1/10 cases are ever reported to the Police
Just a handful of cases end in conviction each year.
And the impact of being targeted can have long term consequences.

You can read more about his findings here

And there are signposting services to get support, information and advice if you, or someone you know, has been spiked at the bottom of this article.

You can follow Mair's I've Been Spiked campaign on Instagram

And follow Mick Coyle on Twitter, Instagram and now THREADS

And get video previews on the Mental Health Monday Facebook Group.

TOPICS: Trauma, spiking, physical injuries, mentions of sexual assault