Domestic abuse can affect women and men of all ages and economic backgrounds. It can happen in any type of relationship – whether gay, straight, married or not, with or without children. And it can affect people from different cultures and traditions. It can also affect wider family and friends. Our whole family service is designed to help everyone affected by domestic abuse.
help for me
Our whole family service is designed to help everyone affected by domestic abuse – children and young people as well as adults and partners. We’re here to provide emotional, personal and practical support and advice to everyone involved. Just keep reading to find out how we can help you.
IF YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP…
If you’re having doubts about your relationship – or you’re feeling threatened or unsafe, please know that you aren’t alone. We’re here to support you. And we care. Contact us today and take the first step towards the secure and stable future you deserve. Visit our help for you pages for more information.
IF YOU’VE DISPLAYED HARMFUL BEHAVIOURS…
If you’re concerned about your own behaviour – perhaps you’ve displayed harmful behaviours within an intimate relationship – we offer behavioural change programmes and other support services to help you make changes. Take a look at our help for those who harm page for details.
GETTING HELP FOR YOUR CHILDREN…
If your children have been affected by domestic abuse, we know that their safety and wellbeing is one of your greatest concerns. Remember that most kids will be aware that abuse is happening even if you think they’re not – even if it’s not directed at them. For more about how we can help children who have experienced domestic abuse, visit our get help for children page.
help for a friend or relative
It can be heartbreaking to see someone you care about living in an abusive relationship. It can also be hard to know what to do to help. In this section of our website, you’ll find guidance on how you can support a friend or relative that has been affected by domestic abuse. Remember, you can contact us at any time if you need to talk.
Help for a friend or relative
If you’re worried about a friend – perhaps you’ve spotted warning signs, or maybe they’ve confided in you about their abusive relationship – there are several ways you can help. It’s not always straightforward, but please don’t ever underestimate how valuable your support might be.
There’s more information for concerned friends and relatives on our get help for a friend or relative page. But the most important thing you can do to support someone in an abusive relationship is to listen, judgement free.