Domestic Abuse

isn’t just being hit or threatened, but it is controlling behaviour, as well as put downs and emotional abuse. It can make you feel like you’re not capable of escape, or that you’re worried for your children or other family if you leave.

There is support out there: Women’s Aid https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ and The National Domestic Abuse Hotline https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ 0808 2000 247 are great sources of support and information, as well as where to get help from. They’re safe, secure and open 24 hours a day. The telephones numbers are also Freephone so don’t worry if you don’t have credit.

It is proven that children who witness domestic abuse in their life time, especially from their parents, have a higher risk of mental health and wellbeing worries, being a victim of domestic abuse themselves and behavioural worries.

Further Support and links:

  • +Relate – 0300 003 0396 – You can talk to Relate about your relationship, including issues around domestic abuse
  • +Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327 – Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
  • +National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse
  • +The Hideout – https://thehideout.org.uk/Specific support for children suffering through Domestic Abuse and Violence

 

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