We are a registered Scottish charity of healthcare professionals adopting a public-health approach to violence reduction because we believe prevention is better than cure.

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Why apply it to violence?

Violence can be a lot of different things.

We often think about it in relation to wars or gangs but there are many other forms of violence. Self harm and suicide are forms of self-directed violence. Interpersonal violence happens between individuals. It includes domestic, dating or intimate partner violence where one person exerts control over another, other forms of family violence like child maltreatment and also acquaintance or stranger violence; we’d normally include gang violence here.

Collective violence involves violence on a much larger scale and includes wars, genocide and economic violence.

The one thing we do know about violence is that it is preventable.

Medics Against Violence

MAV is a company limited by guarantee in Scotland SC370211. We are a registered charity SC041153.

Registered office: James Miller House, 98 West George St, Glasgow G2 1PJ.

We receive funding from the Scottish Government.