#TooIntoYou National Public Awareness Campaign

New Guide on Safety Orders for Young Women Experiencing Dating Abuse launched by Women’s Aid-6New Laws - New Guide

#TooIntoYou Guide on Safety Orders for Young Women Experiencing Dating Abuse launched by Women’s Aid

This October 2019, Women's Aid is running our #TooIntoYou National Public Information and Awareness Campaign on dating abuse.

New laws brought at the start of the year under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 mean that women experiencing abuse in dating relationships can now apply for Safety and Protection orders. 

However, we believe that many young women are still unaware of the change or how to go about getting the protection they need.

Women's Aid has launched a new free online Guide to Safety Orders in Dating Relationships and 10 Danger Signs of Dating Abuse Poster as part of the Too Into You campaign 2019. 

Other Too Into You Materials

Each character reflects the insidious and harmful ways that young women experience dating abuse from their boyfriends or exes. The campaign also helps young women to spot the 10 key danger signs of dating abuse and provides information to combat online stalking and digital abuse and shares young women's stories. The #TooIntoYou campaign is supported by RTE presenter Bláthnaid Treacy.

The campaign highlights the hidden reality of many young women's relationships and calls attention to the darker side of relationships. We are clearly asking – what part of love is abuse?

Ambassador for the campaign, Bláthnaid Treacy, RTÉ TV and radio presenter encourages every young woman to give the quiz a go.

“The dating landscape has changed a lot, even in just the last few years and Women’s Aid has adapted too with the #TooIntoYou campaign. I am honoured to be an ambassador for this campaign as it is specifically aimed at young women. We want to let young women know exactly what dating abuse is and to be able to recognise the signs, so they know whether or not they are getting into a healthy or unhealthy relationship. We are encouraging all women to listen to their intuition, because if it feels wrong, then it probably is wrong. The website TooIntoYou.ie has loads of helpful tips including a relationship health check quiz, which is really enlightening and I think every young woman should take it, whether they're seeing someone or not. With this campaign, we want to start the conversation and for us all to open our eyes and ears to dating and domestic abuse. We want young women to know that we have your back, so if you need a chat, Women’s Aid is just a free phone call away.” - Bláthnaid Treacy

About our #TooIntoYou campaign

  • The Women's Aid #TooIntoYou campaign highlights the way that a controlling boyfriend's attention can often be overwhelming at the early stages of a relationship, how what felt like positive attention and attentiveness at the beginning of a relationship can slowly turn into more negative, controlling attention as the relationship continues and it becomes more difficult for the woman to break up or to seek help.
  • The #TooIntoYou campaign raises awareness of unhealthy behaviours in a relationship in the hope that young women, if informed, might get help before the relationship becomes more established, and it has become harder to leave or get support.
  • We hope that if a young woman is uncomfortable or worried about any aspect of her relationship with her boyfriend, and hears or sees one of our advertisements, she will contact the Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 or talk to someone she trusts.
  • Our experience and national and international research show that young women are at risk from violence and abuse from their boyfriends. In dating relationships violence and abuse are already a feature but are often not recognised as such by the young woman herself, or her friends.
  • The Women's Aid #TooIntoYou campaign is specifically targeting younger women to try to prevent the next generation of domestic abuse.

Request a #TooIntoYou awareness pack

If you would like to receive copies of the awareness posters and postcards to display locally, please contact Women's Aid on 01 678 8858 or email us at christina.sherlock@womensaid.ie and we will send it to you free of charge, while stocks last.

Please support the #TooIntoYou campaign

  • Share the #TooIntoYou website online and with friends and family, and help spread the word about healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviours
  • Share the Women's Aid Guide to Safety Orders in Dating Relationships.
  • Add the Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline number 1800 341 900 to your mobile contacts in case you or someone you know should ever need it.
  • Find out how you can support a friend or family member who is experiencing relationship abuse here.
  • Follow Women's Aid on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and share information on #TooIntoYou on your profile, or share this information with friends via email.
  • Sign up to our e-newsletter to stay informed and participate in further Women's Aid actions.
  • Donate to the help keep the #TooIntoYou running at www.TooIntoYou.ie.

If you are affected by dating abuse or you are worried about someone, please visit www.toointoyou.ie or call the Women's Aid Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.